In the past, family members used to provide care for their elders with several generations living together. Residential aged care facilities are relatively new which offers a better alternative for families living apart.
Restorative care is a new idea in Residential aged care facilities which would enable your elderly loved one to recuperate and return to the comfort of their home after an illness or injury. The move to residential aged care facilities in such cases is temporary and based on the need. This way, residential aged care facilities are not seen as the end of the road for older people.
Creation of policies and designing the facilities with the elderly people rather than for them would allow ideas to be put forward which would make residential aged care facilities more comfortable and inclusive. Consumer directed care in residential aged care facilities would allow the residents to customize the facilities and care as per their individual preference.