For people looking to plan ahead for their care needs or those who are starting to require more care, this approach can be an enticing alternative to both an aged care home, where the atmosphere could be more clinical, and a retirement village where care may not be available onsite.
According to Seasons Chief Executive Officer Nick Loudon, the availability of 24/7 onsite care for residents when and if they need it and the ability to stay living in the apartment of their choice right through to end of life is where Seasons stands out from other retirement community or independent living options in Brisbane’s western suburbs.
“While the apartments have the look and feel of a luxury holiday resort, they are equipped with emergency response systems and optional care delivered in the privacy of residents’ apartments – so there’s no need to move again as their care needs increase,” says Nick.
“Through our partnership with Envigor Care Services, we offer each resident a personalised care plan, ensuring all their clinical and personal care needs are met from low to high care, right through to palliative care.”
Seasons Sinnamon Park’s Care Manager Amy Prasad says this personalisation and the support of a dedicated care team is what new residents are enjoying.
“Envigor is consumer directed. We encourage our clients to think and want care outside the box. Ideally, we wish to enable clients to reach their goals,” says Amy.
“We have had some family feedback relating to how smooth the transition into Sinnamon Park went from not having to worry about care, doctors or pharmacies. Everything was ready from move-in.
“We have had families report how caring the team is. The Envigor team have all their client’s best interest at heart and want to support the client living at home. They all work together amazingly and treat each other like family.”
Seasons Sinnamon Park also offers dedicated, short term care apartments and a purpose-built day respite centre injecting state-of-the-art care options to the local area.
Amy says that the day program has been well received, from both residents and members of the wider community and offers a wide range of sensory activities.
“The program is going really well and runs two days a week. Some of the clients are from the greater community who enjoy what Seasons also have on offer. As well as the sensory activities on offer, the clients also really enjoy the social aspect of the day.”