The Benefits of Residential Aged Care
As we advance through the years, some people find themselves losing the mobility and energy they had once taken for granted, whilst others continue moving around in their day to day lives with little, if any impediments. Japara
For those of us with loved ones who require extra support, residential aged care facilities are abundant across Australia and with our aged care industry well-regulated, you can be confident they’ll be comfortable in their twilight years.
As one of this country’s premier aged care providers and one of the only ones with 24 hour registered nursing care, which is available across our 43 facilities in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania, Japara is proud to offer elderly Australians a high quality of care in comfortable surroundings. From short-term respite care, to basic ‘low care’ and comprehensive ‘high care’ options, Japara have the flexibility to tailor our services directly to the unique individual needs of every resident who joins our extended family. Continue reading to learn more about Japara residential aged care and how it could benefit your loved ones.
Flexible aged care: our different options
A suitable option if an elderly loved one only requires short term accommodation at an aged care facility. Respite care is a short stay at an aged care facility. Usually providing carers with a small break from their caring duties, or an opportunity for loved ones to recover from a hospital stay, Respite Care allows your loved ones to also experience a different pace of life.
Japara offers quality Respite Care beds across our national network of aged care facilities, with these beds available for a couple of weeks at a time. By contacting us and organising for your loved one to spend some time in one of our Respite Care beds, you can give yourself a much needed break and also give your loved one a taste for residential aged care, should the need arise.
Permanent care is when your loved one moves into a residential aged care facility permanently. Their accommodation will consist of either a single or companion room with ensuite, and general lounge and dining areas. Residents are also provided with the clinical and personal care they require, all of their daily meals, laundry, cleaning and a variety of social activities.
Dementia Specific Care:
Japara is proud to also offer dementia specific care across our network of 43 aged care facilities around Australia. Some Japara facilities have Memory Support Units to cater to the care needs of those with dementia. If your loved one has dementia or a related condition such as Alzheimer’s, it might be worth contacting Japara today to see how we can help you and your family find the best care option for your loved one. You might be interested to know we recently held a dementia information evening at our Japara Scottvale Residential Aged Care facility which was hosted by Amelia Suckling from Alzheimer’s Australia and covered the latest developments in dementia care for both our staff, residents themselves and their family members.
Quality aged care facilities for a quality retirement
In addition to the 3 distinctive levels of aged care we offer as a basic standard, Japara also provide a wide range of lifestyle programs and complimentary services for our residents across our network of 43 aged care facilities. These benefits are in addition to the more basic services our aged care professionals provide on a daily basis and are designed to improve the quality of life of everyone under our care. Listed below are some of the quality services our residents can expect:
Complimentary Health Services
- Physiotherapy group classes
- Audiometrist and audiologist visits
- Dentist/dental technician visits
- Dietician visits
- Massage therapist visits
- Optometrist visits
- Podiatry visits
Food And Beverage
- 3 fresh cooked meals every day, prepared by in-house chefs
- Morning and afternoon tea
- Regular ‘happy hours’ at all facilities
- Special diet choices (e.g. low fat, texture modification etc)
Hairdresser And Manicurist
- Hairdressers are available Monday-Friday at all facilities
- Daily in-house laundry services are provided for residents, whose clothes are washed and dried.
- Dry cleaning services are also available upon request
- Coach outings
- Resident inspired activities
For more information on Japara, our range of word-class aged care facilities and our high quality aged care services, please visit us at www.japara.com.au or call us today on (03) 9649 2100 for a friendly chat with one our staff.