Independent Living Accommodation
Living Accommodation - This is where residents
are totally independent. They are able to look after
themselves without any support or assistance. A
retirement village of this nature would probably
have 3 bedroom units or apartments.
People seeking this kind of independent living
accommodation are often travellers or those who want
a low maintenance facility without the hassle of
taking care of gardens and maintaining the family
- Assisted Living
Accommodation is a retirement village
where people are able to live independently in a
community that offers smaller studio or one bedroom
suite accommodation with all meals provided. There
is also the added security of on-site managers or
staff who are available 24 hours to give assistance
and medical support.
These people can still be active members of the
community or people who like to have the peace and
security of knowing there is assistance close by.
All meals are catered for, accommodation is low
maintenance, and the residents are able to live
independently but with a little assistance.
Woodbeck Retirement Village comes
under this category and offers excellent assisted living
Level Care - Hostel Care
Level Care - Hostel Care - more personal care services
Accommodation for Low Level Care provides personal
care services 24/7. All meals are supplied, and
bedding, laundry and cleaning is taken care of by
the hostel. Daily living like
bathing, toileting, eating, dressing, mobility and
communication is carried out with assistance.
Accommodation may be in shared wards
or a private single room. Medication administration is monitored;
equipment may be used to assist in treatment,
procedures or rehabilitation support. There may be
also support for
people who have memory loss.
Assistance is provided to obtain outside health and
therapy services that are not facilitated within the
Level Care - Aged Care Facility
- High Care
- Aged Care Facility (previously known as Nursing Home)
High Care facilities are nursing type services that
provide extended personal care with 24/7
All meals are supplied; bedding, laundry and cleaning
is carried out in the aged care facility. Daily
living like bathing, toileting, eating, dressing,
mobility and communication, and administration of
medication is all managed by the staff.
Specialised equipment and services are available,
including lifting devices to assist with mobility,
specialised nursing procedures, oxygen and oxygen
equipment, the managing of incontinence, and the
provision of therapy services.
Not all residents in these facilities require high dependence
management and the level of service provided by the
centres can vary
between both low and high
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