As we get older, there may come a time when we consider the different care options available for ourselves or our loved ones. Reaching the stage in life when a transition to residential aged care (sometimes also referred to as an aged care home or a nursing home) is imminent can be a difficult experience. You might feel quite resistant to the idea at first and concerned about the loss of independence and the change that comes with moving into an “old person’s home”.
Naturally there is a degree of lost independence as residential aged care is designed for older people who need ongoing support with everyday tasks or health care and can no longer remain in their own homes. But it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom and endless cups of too-weak tea!
Aged care homes provide residents with the care and services they need to maintain their quality of life. However, there’s still a lot of misconceptions about them, largely based on outdated beliefs. Some residential aged care facilities are taking a fresh approach to providing services that combine supportive care within stylish facilities and luxurious amenities designed for high quality living.
Perhaps one of the most common misconceptions about moving into aged care is that you will lose your independence and the ability to live the lifestyle you want. But the reality is, today’s new age aged care is designed to support your physical care as well as your emotional and mental wellbeing.
TriCare’s newest residential aged care facility, Williams Landing, in Melbourne takes this approach. An attentive level of personalised care is provided by registered nurses and healthcare professionals along with facilities and opportunities designed to help maintain your independence, whether it’s assistance with daily tasks, clinical care, or just a friendly chat.
You may feel you shouldn’t have to move, that you’ve earned the right to live your life how and where you want. Some residences facilitate the transition to modern living conditions similar or even better than what you have been used to, so it doesn’t feel like a compromise.
Just as you did at home, you can pop into the beauty salon for a spot of pampering whenever the mood strikes, but at Williams Landing the beauty salon is in-house so it’s even easier than before.
You can enjoy lunch with friends and family in the café which is also in-house so you don’t need to organise transport. And you can participate in a range of social activities and outings as much or as little as you want – it’s up to you.
Maintaining a positive mindset is much easier in the right surroundings. A nice dose of daily sunshine, cheerful people around you, and light, bright accommodation all helps.
The spacious accommodation at Williams Landing presents contemporary décor adorned with homely comforts in private and shared spaces. There are also accommodation options for singles and couples, so you can continue to live with the love of your life.
The rooms have smart TV’s so you can choose what you watch and when. They also have kitchenettes so you can make a cup of tea just the way you like it.
The private rooms at Williams Landing offer:
You may feel nervous about losing touch with your social circle if you move into residential aged care. But some aged care residences offer ongoing social activities so you can be as engaged as you want to be.
At Williams Landing, you will have access to TriCare’s Lifestyle Program, which helps you remain active, connected and socially engaged. Designed in consultation with the residents, some of the activities you can choose to take part in include:
Organising meals can become a bit of a problem when we get older. But as your source of nutrition and energy, regular healthy meals are very important.
At Williams Landing the saying is: ‘food nourishes the body and brings joy to the soul.’ And what better way to achieve this than by having an onsite chef preparing fresh, nourishing, tasty meals with seasonal ingredients. Not only are your nutritional needs met, but your tastebuds are also happy, too.
Located less than 30 minutes from the heart of Melbourne, Williams Landing offers residential aged care with a touch of luxury. It’s the first TriCare aged care residence to be built in Victoria. With a holistic integrated care model, TriCare empowers you to continue living on your own terms and maintain the same level of independence you are used to.
Williams Landing provides permanent, respite and specialised care including dementia and palliative care services. An inclusive community-based approach accommodates singles and couples, different cultures, beliefs and backgrounds. If you’re looking to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle as a supported senior in Victoria, book a tour, make an enquiry or download a brochure for TriCare Williams Landing today.
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