As a dementia specialist organisation, Ozcare has created dementia specific wings at all of our ten aged care facilities around Queensland.
Our highly trained team of nurses, care workers, allied health professionals, and hospitality staff provide care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in a secure environment. This allows you to move about the wing as you wish, without the risk of getting lost.
Whether you need complex nursing care, or just a little help with daily living activities such as moving around, showering, and dressing, we cater for people of all stages of dementia and all ages.
Our goal is to help you live well in an aged care facility by focusing on you as a person. We create a personalised care plan by understanding your likes and dislikes, talking to you, your carer, and family, building on your strengths, and helping you maintain your independence.
Depending on your circumstances, we can also accommodate people living with dementia in our general wings.
Our aged care facilities are homely places, and our dementia wings have been designed to cater for the unique needs of people living with dementia.
From the patterns of upholstery fabric to the position of the bathroom fixtures, every detail has been considered. These small changes have a big effect on your independence and ability to feel safe and comfortable in your surroundings.
You will live in a private single room with an ensuite bathroom, with access to a variety of small lounge rooms and meals areas, as well as landscaped gardens. We encourage you to have visitors during the day or at night, just like you would at home.
Our chefs cook all meals on site so you can look forward to five delicious meals every day that cater for all dietary requirements.
Our facilities are full of life, with a range of activities scheduled which you can join at your leisure. Whether you want to chat to other residents, get creative with arts and crafts, or relax watching TV, you’ll always have plenty to do.
Our activities can include:
Deciding to move into a residential aged care facility can be a painful decision for people living with dementia, their carers, and families.
Touring a facility while you are in the earlier stages of dementia may help you to have clearer views about your preferences for the care you receive later on.
If you’re considering an aged care facility and you’re not sure if permanent care is right for you, you can try our residential respite care services that allow you to move temporarily into one of our ten aged care facilities. You’ll be able to see what living in an aged care facility is like, and see if having 24 hour a day, 7 day a week care improves your health and wellbeing.
We invite you to tour our facility to view our rooms, see the common areas, and talk to our staff and residents. Contact your local facility to organise a tour at any time.
All residents pay a basic daily fee of 85% of the Australian Single Aged Care Pension. Depending on your income and assets, you may need to pay a care fee and/or accommodation charge for your room.
The Australian Government’s Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) will meet with you to assess your eligibility for permanent aged care, and also advise you how much you will need to contribute towards the cost of your care.
There are a number of options available to you for your basic care and accommodation charge, read more about costs and eligibility for aged care.
Rooms in our aged care facilities’ secure dementia wings are available to people living with dementia who have been approved for residential care by the Australian Government’s Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). While most people who move into an aged care facility are seniors, we can also accept young people living with dementia if you have an ACAT approval.
In addition to your ACAT approval, you will need complete the Ozcare permanent aged care application pack. If you’re unable to print this at home, please call the facility and they will post one out to you.
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