In general, there are two levels of residential care services for aged care wherein older people need extra care and assistance. Officially known as the low level residential care and high level residential care, these facilities are widely referred to as hostels and nursing homes respectively. In order to be eligible for high care facilities, one needs to go through an Aged Care Assessment Team or ACAT. They are generally comprised of doctors, nurses, social workers etc. Residents who need continuous nursing care and with greater frailty receive high care services.
High care facilities includes all the basic services which must be provided to all residents irrespective of their level of care along with additional services as needed as per the individual needs of the resident. There can be additional services like wheelchair assistance, sheepskins, oxygen equipments, continence aids, air mattresses, provision of therapy services, basic medications and dressings, and nurses for planning and managing high care facilities. For residents requiring high care facilities, continence aids must be provided free of cost. Additional assistance is provided as per the needs of the resident for emotional support, assistance while communicating with others, rehabilitation support, assistance in recreational activities, and help in case of memory loss.
Residential Gardens provides complete assistance with most daily living tasks along with a 24-hour dedicate nurse care for all residents requiring high care facilities. Our services are tailored to suit every need of the resident. Moreover, we focus on providing the best clinical and personal care. Some of the aged care homes also provide extra services as part of the high care facilities at an extra cost. The extra services will include higher level of accommodation, food and lifestyle services.