Choosing an aged care provider for yourself or a family member can be a difficult decision. There are things you need to consider before you choose a provider that can offer high-quality aged care in Sydney that’s most suitable for you. Some people want to stay in their own home for as long as possible, but there may come a time when it is no longer possible to do so, and they’ll need to move into residential aged care.
The transition can be much smoother if you start planning for your move into aged care before you need to. Planning in advance means that you can make an informed choice, will have access to be the best aged care in Sydney and enjoy greater options available when the day comes that you move into your new home.
So, what exactly should you think about when you’re looking at residential aged care and how can you ensure that you choose quality, appropriate aged care in Sydney?
Start by asking yourself, where is the home? As people age, they tend to value their peace and quiet more and want to live away from the noise of the city. They are more likely to choose a home that is away from main roads, public transport or other loud noises. Others may want to remain active while living in residential aged care in which case they will want to choose a home that is located close to shopping centres, public transport, parks or community facilities, cafes and restaurants.
SummitCare provides quality aged care homes in Sydney and Wallsend in Newcastle, and provide professional, respectful and supportive care.
Randwick and Waverley homes are perfect for residents who want to be close to amenities whereas our Baulkham Hills home is ideal for those wanting a quieter lifestyle. Choosing a home close to your family is important if you’d like to receive visitors. Research has shown residents who receive regular visitors enjoy a better quality of life. SummitCare homes welcome visitors and understand the importance of maintaining an active life with connection to family and friends so we encourage them to drop by for a coffee or a special celebration with plenty of open space and room to socialise.
All of the homes in the SummitCare group cater for residents who want to invite visitors around and they all have private areas both inside and outside, so on warmer days you and your guests can relax in the sun, or you can find a quiet corner to read a book on colder days. And, to obtain views and feedback, SummitCare regularly holds Resident and Relative meetings.
Then ask yourself, what are the facilities like? Do you love your morning coffee? Have you always been the type of person who can’t start the day without a mocha or a latte? If so, then you will probably want a home that has an onsite cafe. If that’s you, then you’ll be most at home in the Baulkham Hills or Wallsend homes.
What do you want in a home? Do you want a home that allows you to do your own thing, or are you a social person who wants to participate in lots of activities? Each of SummitCare’s homes give you the opportunity to do both. Do as much or as little as you like, it’s completely up to you.
If you’d like to find out more about what SummitCare can offer you then get in touch with us and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.