Community Living – Supported Living

 

Supported Living Communities

 

Supported Living Communities combine the best advantages of retirement villages and aged care homes to provide a new and welcomed choice for seniors.

 

In a Supported Living Community, residents buy and have leasehold title to their own home – as in many retirement villages. However, unlike a retirement village, residents have access to various levels of personal and nursing care that is provided in the privacy of their own home – a choice not available in aged care homes.

 

This means residents can ‘Age in Place’ in the supported living community, and might never have to move again.

 

As with retirement villages, there is no need for income or asset testing, nor is there a need for an assessment by the ACAT that aged care homes require.

 

Each home consists of one or two bedrooms, senior friendly modifications and is completely self-contained, in addition to a private balcony or courtyard. All homes have in-built emergency response systems or are equipped with the latest health monitoring technology.

 

Some registered nurses and fully qualified and experienced carers are available 24 hours to provide most levels of medical and personal care in the privacy of the residents’ own home. Domestic assistance is also provided.

 

This relatively new option is a breath of fresh air, particularly for those senior couples who have had to face the anguish of separation if one partner needs nursing home care.

 

Supported Living Communities offer the ability for couples to stay together in their own home, even if they require different levels of care.

 

 

 

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