Ageing in place at Arcare

Ageing in place

Maintain familiarity in a comfortable environment while receiving tailored support.

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Stay in a place that feels like home

Ageing in place usually means a person can stay living in their home while receiving extra support. But it can also apply to a person living in aged care. At Arcare, we know our residents feel at home, so we provide the option to stay living with us even if your needs increase. It means living in a familiar environment and enjoying the activities and social interaction while receiving additional support.

Benefits of ageing in place

Our care approach means we design our care around your needs. Our team work with you to help you:

  • Maintain independence by enjoying a balance of support and autonomy so you can live a rich, fulfilling life.
  • Stay in a community by staying connected with your friends and the local community, preserving those valuable relationships.
  • Keep care consistent with the Arcare team members you know and trust, ensuring continuity in your care and companionship.
  • Feel comfortable living in a known and loved environment, minimising the stress and disruption of significant changes.
  • Maintain wellbeing by engaging in various activities at your own pace, supporting your physical and mental health.
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Frequently asked questions about ageing in place

How do you facilitate ageing in place when a person’s needs increase?

When you join us, we put a Care Plan in place which helps meet your clinical, social and spiritual needs. When you or your Arcare carers believe your needs are increasing, we do a Care Plan review where we can discuss these changes and put appropriate plans in place to support you, including additional care or nursing.

Some ways we can help you age in place include:

  • We can arrange for allied health to assess for mobility aids such as wheelchairs or walkers.
  • If your medical needs increase, we can discuss this with you and your GP to make the arrangements. Arcare residences, of course, don’t replace the need for hospital care.
  • We have fall prevention strategies in place, including providing help in the bathroom and advice for keeping your private bedroom area free from clutter.
  • We have Dedicated Assignments who are team members who work regular shifts with the same groups of residents so you have familiarity and continuity.
Do you offer palliative care services?

We have a specialist palliative care team and can offer a secure, private, and dignified environment where medical help is on standby for you.

Find out more about Palliative Care.

What is your visitor policy in residential aged care?

Arcare is home to our residents and therefore we don’t have visiting hours. We encourage family and friends to visit whenever they can and to enjoy a meal with their loved one if they’re able.

However, if the site has an outbreak (eg. COVID, influenza or gastro) visiting hours are changed as required. Please contact your Arcare residence reception.

How do I get started?

Complete our request a tour form or call our Relationship Centre on 1300 294 705.

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Uncertain what care you need?

Our friendly staff can help you identify the right care for you. Feel free to get in touch and chat with our team.
Our friendly staff can help you identify the right care for you. Feel free to get in touch and chat with our team.