The establishment of aged care communities, like Seasons Aged Care, means there are unique and individualised aged care options to choose from. So what are the differences between nursing homes and private aged care communities?
Traditional aged care facilities comprise of nursing homes which provide a room or sometimes a shared room. The resident is provided with around the clock care at the facility. They are generally categorised as either low care, high care or dementia care and moved within the facility to suit their needs.
In private aged care communities, the individual has their own apartment. The level of care is individualised and adjusted as required to suit their needs. Care needs are easily catered for in the privacy of the residents home.
Some of the main differences between the two are the freedoms given to the resident. Within a nursing home, residents that require high levels of care may be treated like patients. They can have limited opportunity to regain independence and rooms generally offer limited privacy. In a private aged care community, the resident lives in their own home. They can have visitors stay over and pets living with them. Residents are encouraged to do as much as they can for themselves with help available when needed. With a little help, residents can maintain their independence and dignity.
Both forms of care offer residents opportunities to socialise, assistance 24/7, and all levels of care are catered for. The difference with Seasons Aged Care communities is that all of this is provided for in the privacy of your own home. This is an exciting concept in aged care living.
If personalised care, privacy and independence are important to you, contact Seasons Aged Care on 1300 732 766 for further information or make an enquiry online.