Entering aged care can be a sensitive time with a lot to consider. It is important to keep personal requirements and preferences in focus to ensure that not only are your individual care needs met, but also that you will be happy, comfortable and feel safe in your new home.
It is recommended you visit and tour a selection of aged care facilities before making a decision — this will help determine if the facility is the right ‘fit’. The home should be focused on residents’ needs with the tour reflecting this by staff who take the time to understand what is important to you.
Food is central to life and plays an essential role in well-being and happiness, so ensure the meals are prepared fresh every day on site.
Even though you’re moving to a new home, you want to stay connected to the things that bring joy. You want a personalised lifestyle program to help you stay involved in your interests and also discover new ones. So observe what activities are occurring or planned on the day of the tour.
A quality aged care provider will always be looking for ways to improve the delivery of care and for ways to enrich residents’ lives. Ask questions and seek information on what’s new and how the innovation helps.
Although moving into aged care is a significant life event, it need not be a daunting prospect. Many residents report an improvement to their quality of life once they have settled in and have a very full social life. If it’s time to take those first steps, move forward with the confidence of knowing your life may be about to change for the better. Call 1300 998 100 or visit www.regis.com.au to find out more.
REGIS AGED CARE
A: 1 Wyuna St, Capel Sound
T: 1300 998 100