Tech Connections Make Tough Times Easier

Bandwidth, back-up and brilliant staff are among the key ingredients of successful video conferencing in aged care, writes Natasha Egan in the August issue of Australian Ageing Agenda. In her story, Natasha profiles the work of SummitCare in facilitating staff communication and keeping connections alive between residents and their families. Here is an edited excerpt, printed with Natasha’s kind permission.

SummitCare Residents Dine in Style

Meal times are always a terrific, tasty opportunity for residents of SummitCare’s nursing homes to come together and enjoy fresh, nutritious food together.

The Future of Residential Aged Care

As we all know, Australia’s population is ageing. Currently, 3.7 million of us are aged 65 years and over — that’s about one in every seven people. And overall, Australians enjoy one of the highest life expectancies in the world.

What To Look For In An Aged Care Home

As Australians are living longer, many of us will be faced with the decision to look for an aged care residential home for ourselves or for a loved one.

Culturally Respectful Care for the Aged

Residents have a right to respectful care that promotes the things that are important to them. It’s based on our commitment that everyone we support lives in an environment filled with warmth, that we recognise their worth as a special and unique person, and that we focus at all times on their optimal wellbeing.

Volunteers at SummitCare

SummitCare Sends a Big Wave to Volunteers

From driving our residents to appointments and social outings, to helping out with leisure and lifestyle activities, greeting visitors, providing companionship and a chat, our volunteers are caring, generous and kind.

Not just Bingo and Bus Trips

SummitCare’s ten residential aged care homes across Sydney and in Wallsend, Newcastle have a long history of developing healthy, enjoyable leisure and lifestyle programs for their elderly and dementia residents.