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The topic of palliative care is difficult to discuss even at the best of times. End of life choices are commonly a deeply personal topic and given the choice to plan and discuss, everyone has their own opinion on how they would like things taken care of when it comes to their own time. Surprisingly though, you may discover that very few have actually made plans for their end of life.

In a recent survey by Palliative Care Australia, it found just 5 percent of the 1,000 people surveyed had made an advance care plan, setting out how they would like to be cared for at the end of their life.

A care plan helps friends and loved ones make the difficult decisions at the end of your life, and carry out your healthcare wishes in the manner of your choosing.

SummitCare is proud to provide professional support at the end of people’s lives – and we find that pre-planning makes a big difference at a very sensitive time for everyone. We welcome the opportunity to discuss the steps required to put your advance care plan in place and can provide you with peace of mind, that with SummitCare, you are taken care of from beginning to end with care, cultural and religious sensitivity, and compassion.

SummitCare Homes provide warm, professional support to help families manage the symptoms of memory loss and dementia. Our wonderful support experts help promote wellbeing and can lighten the load for carers. SummitCare support strategies that help reduce symptoms and help manage the condition and slow its progression.

How can SummitCare assist?

Our team can provide a range of services, including:

  • Implementing proven strategies to assist with day-to-day frustrations
  • Emotional support
  • Consistency of support staff
  • Support for the family
  • Medication management
  • Meal preparation and shopping for ingredients
  • Spending time listening
  • Personal grooming and showering
  • Providing respite for carers.

The facts on dementia

According to Dementia Australia, there is an estimate 459,000* people in Australia living with dementia and this number is expected to rise to almost 590,000 by 2028* and 1,076,000 by 2058*. The organisation stresses that those with dementia should be valued, supported and respected.

SummitCare believes in the wellbeing of every individual we ensure services are delivered to promote the wellbeing for people with dementia.

The practical help we offer through our SummitCare Homes is focused on dignity and care for all our residents and families. The  support we provide is profound and you see the difference in the  quality of care.

For more information, please contact SummitCare on 1300 68 55 48 or the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

*Source: Dementia Australia Statistics (Jan 2020)

Sometimes life happens when we least expect it and there may come a moment in life when carers require time-out from their roles. Whilst a rewarding and love-led role, even carers have families of their own, carers and day to day life administration that also requires their time and attention.

SummitCare recognises the valuable contribution carers make to society and provides full respite support services to allow these altruistic people a chance to take a break or tend to other matters.

SummitCare offers High Care Respite Services, providing this much needed break for carers which can also be a great opportunity for the care-recipient transitioning into full residential aged care.

Our Respite services offer planned programs of activities, from cards and gentle exercise through to education on a range of issues directly relating to your health and wellbeing. The homes also host themed events, barbecues, gardening workshops and much, much more.

These activities are designed to enhance physical, mental and social well being. All activities are conducted under the supervision of a fully qualified and experienced team. This ensures a safe, supportive, cheerful environment enabling participants to engage and socialise with others from their local community.

Enquire about our High Care Respite Services by contacting your local SummitCare Home to discuss your care needs today.

What’s included:

  • A nutritious lunch that accommodates special diets, with light refreshments served throughout the day
  • A variety of activities and themed events
  • Education sessions on topics such as falls prevention, continence management and education management
  • Outings to shops and places of interest.

*Additional services on request: 

  • Basic health checks with a Registered Nurse
  • Basic allied health access
  • Hairdressing services
  • Transport services.

*Additional services incur a cost. Please speak to the General Manager of your SummitCare home for more information

Start Your NDIS Journey with SummitCare

Caring for a family member with a disability, while rewarding, can be a challenging job and can have a significant impact on your own independence and family life. As a committed NDIS provider you can start your NDIS journey with us. If you have a loved one with a disability SummitCare is here to help

Have questions? Please contact our homes directly to discuss your individual needs.

Need to learn more about NDIS?

We will help you every step of the way and develop a customised plan that best suits your needs.

Palliative Care

The topic of palliative care is difficult to discuss even at the best of times. End of life choices are commonly a deeply personal topic and given the choice to plan and discuss, everyone has their own opinion on how they would like things taken care of when it comes to their own time. Surprisingly though, you may discover that very few have actually made plans for their end of life.

In a recent survey by Palliative Care Australia, it found just 5 percent of the 1,000 people surveyed had made an advance care plan, setting out how they would like to be cared for at the end of their life.

A care plan helps friends and loved ones make the difficult decisions at the end of your life, and carry out your healthcare wishes in the manner of your choosing.

SummitCare is proud to provide professional support at the end of people’s lives – and we find that pre-planning makes a big difference at a very sensitive time for everyone. We welcome the opportunity to discuss the steps required to put your advance care plan in place and can provide you with peace of mind, that with SummitCare, you are taken care of from beginning to end with care, cultural and religious sensitivity, and compassion.

Dementia

SummitCare Homes provide warm, professional support to help families manage the symptoms of memory loss and dementia. Our wonderful support experts help promote wellbeing and can lighten the load for carers. SummitCare support strategies that help reduce symptoms and help manage the condition and slow its progression.

How can SummitCare assist?

Our team can provide a range of services, including:

  • Implementing proven strategies to assist with day-to-day frustrations
  • Emotional support
  • Consistency of support staff
  • Support for the family
  • Medication management
  • Meal preparation and shopping for ingredients
  • Spending time listening
  • Personal grooming and showering
  • Providing respite for carers.

The facts on dementia

According to Dementia Australia, there is an estimate 459,000* people in Australia living with dementia and this number is expected to rise to almost 590,000 by 2028* and 1,076,000 by 2058*. The organisation stresses that those with dementia should be valued, supported and respected.

SummitCare believes in the wellbeing of every individual we ensure services are delivered to promote the wellbeing for people with dementia.

The practical help we offer through our SummitCare Homes is focused on dignity and care for all our residents and families. The  support we provide is profound and you see the difference in the  quality of care.

For more information, please contact SummitCare on 1300 68 55 48 or the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

*Source: Dementia Australia Statistics (Jan 2020)

High Care Respite

Sometimes life happens when we least expect it and there may come a moment in life when carers require time-out from their roles. Whilst a rewarding and love-led role, even carers have families of their own, carers and day to day life administration that also requires their time and attention.

SummitCare recognises the valuable contribution carers make to society and provides full respite support services to allow these altruistic people a chance to take a break or tend to other matters.

SummitCare offers High Care Respite Services, providing this much needed break for carers which can also be a great opportunity for the care-recipient transitioning into full residential aged care.

Our Respite services offer planned programs of activities, from cards and gentle exercise through to education on a range of issues directly relating to your health and wellbeing. The homes also host themed events, barbecues, gardening workshops and much, much more.

These activities are designed to enhance physical, mental and social well being. All activities are conducted under the supervision of a fully qualified and experienced team. This ensures a safe, supportive, cheerful environment enabling participants to engage and socialise with others from their local community.

Enquire about our High Care Respite Services by contacting your local SummitCare Home to discuss your care needs today.

What’s included:

  • A nutritious lunch that accommodates special diets, with light refreshments served throughout the day
  • A variety of activities and themed events
  • Education sessions on topics such as falls prevention, continence management and education management
  • Outings to shops and places of interest.

*Additional services on request: 

  • Basic health checks with a Registered Nurse
  • Basic allied health access
  • Hairdressing services
  • Transport services.

*Additional services incur a cost. Please speak to the General Manager of your SummitCare home for more information

NDIS

Start Your NDIS Journey with SummitCare

Caring for a family member with a disability, while rewarding, can be a challenging job and can have a significant impact on your own independence and family life. As a committed NDIS provider you can start your NDIS journey with us. If you have a loved one with a disability SummitCare is here to help

Have questions? Please contact our homes directly to discuss your individual needs.

Need to learn more about NDIS?

We will help you every step of the way and develop a customised plan that best suits your needs.

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