Help your loved one find the right aged care services
Ageing is one of those inevitable events in life, and among its many beautiful things, it has its challenges affecting families in deeper ways
When we imagine our parents or relatives as older people, we may not understand fully how much their ageing experience will affect them, and how it will affect us.
Getting older is a unique experience and can fluctuate greatly. Some people age in more obvious ways and require intense long-term assistance, while others experience it slowly and progressively, allowing them to enjoy their independence for longer.
Those who have been carers know how hard it can be at times supporting an elder relative, a parent, or a loved one to age as comfortably, independently, and vibrantly as possible. There are many challenges involved – from having tough conversations to sometimes experiencing frustration, impatience or guilt as you navigate this new territory. Carers can often feel scared and lonely at times.
Everyone, at every age desires a life of good health, love, dignity, independence and peace
Taking a moment to think about how much care your aging parent or family member really needs can help you support their ageing journey in the most respectful way possible, while also taking care of your individual emotional, mental and physical needs.
Residential Respite Care
We see every day the dedication and commitment involved with full-time care and understand how essential it is for you to take a break.
We offer short term aged care respite onsite and at home if you need it. Giving you peace of mind while you allow your loved ones to receive the care they need.
Residential Respite Care is when Olivet Care takes care of your loved one for a short-term period in our facilities. You can feel at ease knowing your loved one will receive the individual care and attention they need tailoring to their specific situation. This is a good alternative to allow you to take a break from your caring role and arrange planned breaks, short holidays, medical procedures, and any other personal and important activity. It can also be accessed in emergencies if you need it.
With our residents at the centre of everything we do, we focus on compassion, kindness, and respect to deliver an exceptional residential care experience.
Talk to our team today to book a tour and see Olivet for yourself.
Day Programs at Olivet are perfect for those who need extra support, social activities and care during the day.
Our programs provide clients with a sense of community, encouraging socialisation and independence, participating in daily activities, and forming friendships with others. It’s reassuring support for families or friends concerned about a loved one living alone or alone during the day.
Our centre based respite program allows you to provide your primary caregiver with an opportunity to take some time out for themselves, while you connect with other like-minded individuals, join social activities or receive support and care at Olivet’s Ringwood facilities.
The program operates during the day in Olive Grove House.
The day centre program features a range of social events, entertainment, activities and more. We aim to help those living independently or isolated live a full and healthy life, with a focus on kindness, compassion, responsibility, and respect.
- Socialise with peers and remedy the isolation that sometimes accompanies advanced age
- Enjoy meals and recreation
- Assist with referrals to other aged care services
Olivet’s day program is a great way to build relationships, get out of the house for a while and experience new things, while still getting care when it’s needed. If you’re considering day care for yourself or a loved one discuss your needs with our team today.
You can book a tour of our Day Care centre, and meet with our team or contact us.
When should they consider home care?
- You are struggling to live independently at home
- You may be struggling with personal care or daily tasks like bathing or showering, getting out of bed, cooking or eating meals etc.
- You have recently suffered a significant deterioration in your health or your mobility due to an illness or a fall.
- You may feel very isolated and your caregivers are not around to support you with those social and emotional needs on a daily basis.
- You need special access to medical services, nursing care or 24-hour support, as well as rehabilitation services, such as physical, occupational, or speech therapy
When should they consider Residential care?
- Can no longer manage being at home with a home care package
- Has been told by a medical professional they can no longer live at home
- Is unable to return home from the hospital after a procedure
- Is prone to falls, slips or is at risk of harm when alone at home
- Due to changes to memory it is no longer safe at home
- Requires 24 hour medical care to ensure wellbeing and basic needs are met
Dementia & Memory Support Residential Care
Memory loss and early signs of dementia can disrupt your daily life in many different ways. You may feel distracted, have trouble with ordinary activities like preparing a meal, experience difficulty finding your way in a familiar place or struggle to manage your finances.
If this sounds familiar, you may be going through the early symptoms of dementia.
Early symptoms can vary a great deal and some can be very subtle. It’s normal to occasionally miss or forget specific information such as appointments or phone numbers, but for early symptoms of dementia, these symptoms are more recurrent and tend to increase over time. If you notice any signs, don’t ignore them and schedule an appointment with your doctor. In case of a diagnosis, don’t despair. We are here to support you every step of the way.
We understand seeking early support could be a difficult decision, with a lot to consider, so If you’re considering specialised care, Olivet’s dementia services may be a good option to consider.
At Olivet Care, we can provide specialised dementia care for you in the comfort of your home or as a resident of our facilities. With a focus on compassion, kindness, responsibility, and respect, we’re dedicated to your wellbeing and independence.
At Olivet Care we understand and respect your needs as well as the desire of your relative or loved one to age on their own terms
With no one-size-fits-all solution, we acknowledge how planning ahead can be in some cases difficult. You never know how your loved one’s needs may change, or in other cases, they may have some fears or negative preconceptions about what it means to receive help. Either way, we are here for you both!
At Olivet Care, we take aged care very seriously not only by offering you a wide range of direct services but also by offering you valuable information and guidance on what to expect in each important stage of your loved one’s ageing journey.
Our aged care facilities in Melbourne’s eastern suburb of Ringwood are designed with your relative or loved ones needs in mind, with accommodation and programs focused on building relationships and promoting independence.