Choosing an aged care home for your loved one is a major decision that brings up many emotions. With so many aged care homes in Brisbane and the Gold Coast it can be an overwhelming decision and it can be difficult to know which home to choose.
Thankfully, there are plenty of qualities to look for when choosing an aged care home. These qualities will help you determine if a home is the right place for your loved one.
If you are looking for a great residential aged care home, here are 5 qualities to look for:
Moving into aged care doesn’t mean your loved one has to give up their quality of life. It’s important to find a home where they will feel comfortable and somewhere they can maintain a lifestyle they are accustomed to.
When it comes to dining, a great aged care home will provide a variety of freshly prepared, quality meals. They will also cater for all dietary requirements.
At HillView Care we pride ourselves on our on-site, chef prepared meals. Our chefs cook a wide variety of home-cooked meals using only the freshest ingredients. Our meals are even endorsed by a dietician!
As a resident of HillView Care you will be served:
Our chefs also cater for special events (such as BBQ nights etc) and they can even cater for family functions.
Another characteristic of a great aged care home is the staff’s ability to value the resident’s independence. While it’s vital for aged care homes to care for and nurture residents and attend to their needs, it’s just as important to allow residents to be independent.
If your loved one is still mentally and physically active, it’s important they have the opportunity to engage in activities, attend events and do things for themselves.
An exceptional aged care home will provide events and activities to stay active and support their social, mental and physical wellbeing.
At HillView Care our residents have the opportunity to get involved in a huge variety of fun events, ranging from twilight concerts, bus trips to local events, dog therapy visits, wildlife shows and music concerts.
Feelings of isolation and abandonment are common when seniors move into aged care, so it’s important they feel comfortable in their new environment. A great aged care home offers a strong sense of community and makes everyone feel welcome and at home.
The attitude of staff can have a huge impact on the quality of a residential aged care home. When staff are happy and there is good team morale, their positivity will filter down through to the residents.
Great aged care homes have passionate and caring staff who will look after their residents like their own family members. They will communicate effectively with relatives to ensure their loved ones have everything they need and to ensure they stay informed of their mental and physical wellbeing.
At HillView Care our staff build strong bonds with our residents and always ensure family members are kept up to date with the care of their loved ones. We offer personalised care and always respect our resident’s wishes, protecting their dignity and supporting their independence.
One of the greatest measurements of an aged care home is the quality of the accommodation. To feel at home residents need clean, well maintained and comfortable accommodation. It’s important for aged care homes to provide a range of accommodation options, after all, everyone has different needs and expectations.
At HillView Care Merrimac and Ashmore we offer a variety of room types to meet your loved ones’ needs. Our residents enjoy generous sized rooms with private ensuites and built-in wardrobes. Most of our rooms open onto a verandah or terrace, so your loved ones can enjoy the beautiful views and be connected with the outdoors.
At HillView Care we believe our aged care homes tick all the boxes. If you’re looking for a quality aged care home on the Gold Coast, contact us today to organise a personal tour and see what we have to offer.