Residential aged care facility – Levels of Care


Residential Gardens has a number of care options based on an individual’s needs including Low Care, High Care, Specialist Support (including dementia), Palliative and Respite Care. Leisure and recreational activities are designed to celebrate the human spirit and increase feelings of productivity and purpose. We also provide stimulating exercise programs. There are two levels of residential aged care facility – low level and high level, formerly known as hostels and nursing homes, respectively. These require an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) assessment and approval for entry.

Low Level Care homes generally provide accommodation and personal care which includes help with dressing and showering, and occasional nursing care. High level care homes offer care for people with a greater frailty and who often need continuous nursing care. Although the levels of care in any residential aged care facility is bifurcated in the above two categories, there are certain services which are provided at no additional charge such as:

 

 

Some residential aged care homes provide both low and high care to enable residents to remain in the home if their care needs change. This is call Ageing in Place. It is important to ask a home what level of care it can provide. Residential Gardens has been specifically designed to provide a safe and secure environment whilst still maintaining an intimate and comfortable home-like atmosphere.