Residential Care

Beryl & Ossie's Story

Beryl and Ossie moved into our Laurieton care home in 2014, leaving behind their family home and beloved garden.

Their move into residential care followed Ossie’s dementia diagnosis and the recognition that they needed a bit more support.

To help the transition into care and their new home, staff organised an area, plants and equipment for Beryl and Ossie to create their own secret garden just outside their rooms.

The space they’ve created together helps calm Ossie and allows them to reminisce.

“I feel fulfilled when I’m gardening and I know that the gardens calming effect has been enormously helpful for Ossie,” Beryl said.

 

  • Residential Care at Whiddon

    Residential Care at Whiddon

    Whiddon has 18 residential aged care facilities across regional, rural and remote New South Wales, each offering wellbeing and lifestyle services, nursing and health care and dementia care services.  Our aged care homes vary in size depending on the needs of the local communities, our largest home is in Glenfield with more than 500 residents, and our smallest are in Bourke and Walgett with 12 and 8 residents.

    No matter the size of our homes, we have a strong Whiddon experience based around helping our residents live how they want to live, and stay connected to the people, activities and communities that are important to them.

     

    Our Homes

    Our residential aged care homes offer a great range of health, wellbeing, personal care and leisure and lifestyle activities. Our services vary slightly between locations and may include:

    • 24 hour care and support services with dedicated, qualified and caring staff
    • GP and specialist services (physiotherapy, osteotherapy, speech therapy, podiatry)
    • Specialist dementia care (available in many of our homes)
    • Nutrition and exercise programs
    • Full cleaning and laundry services
    • Onsite beauty salons or visiting hairdressers
    • Onsite cafes
    • Wireless Internet
    • Award winning food and dining
    • Regular social outings, including day trips on our private buses, visiting cafes for morning tea, shopping trips and picnics.

     

    There’s a lot to love at Whiddon

    Our homes offer a range of complimentary services and programs that are exclusive to Whiddon:

    • Complimentary Premium Foxtel
    • Creative ageing programs – HenPower, VintageBites and Art Programs
    • Memory programs
    • Fantastic community based programs linking our homes and residents with local schools, gardening groups, Men’s Sheds and community groups.

    Find out more about what we offer at Whiddon here.

     

    Our approach to care

    At Whiddon, we know that creating a safe, supportive and home-like environment is important for our residents.

    We believe in caring for the whole person, from providing quality nursing care to ensuring we support our residents’ social, physical and emotional needs. Our approach to care is based on strong relationships between our residents and staff and we know that these relationships are very important to our residents’ wellbeing.

    Our residential aged care homes offer a caring and home-like environment, supporting your health, wellbeing, social and spiritual needs. Our vibrant social program of regular events, high teas, special dining experiences, shopping and social trips, theme days, parties and community festivals makes for an inclusive, family-like environment for our residents.

    All of our residential homes are fully compliant and accredited by the Australian Government

  • Explaining Costs and Fees

    Explaining Costs and Fees

    What does residential aged care cost?

    Moving into a residential care home is a big decision and it is important to understand the costs and fees associated with care so that you can choose the aged care home and payment option that best meets your needs. The fees  that your pay cover the cost of the care you receive and your accommodation in an aged care home. Costs and fees vary between locations and depend on the type of accommodation that you prefer – additional information is available on each of our residential home’s pages.

    While aged care fees are subsidised by the Australian Government, you may be asked to contribute to the cost of your care and accommodation if you can afford to do so. We strongly recommend that you seek independent financial advice before entering a home to help you choose the right option for you.

    More information on accommodation costs and fees:

    Visit our location pages to find out more about accommodation costs at Whiddon’s aged care homes, or call our Customer Relations Team for additional information on 1300 738 388.

    Additional information on aged care costs is available on MyAgedCare’s website.

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    Residential Care at Whiddon

    Whiddon has 18 residential aged care facilities across regional, rural and remote New South Wales, each offering wellbeing and lifestyle services, nursing and health care and dementia care services.  Our aged care homes vary in size depending on the needs of the local communities, our largest home is in Glenfield with more than 500 residents, and our smallest are in Bourke and Walgett with 12 and 8 residents.

    No matter the size of our homes, we have a strong Whiddon experience based around helping our residents live how they want to live, and stay connected to the people, activities and communities that are important to them.

     

    Our Homes

    Our residential aged care homes offer a great range of health, wellbeing, personal care and leisure and lifestyle activities. Our services vary slightly between locations and may include:

    • 24 hour care and support services with dedicated, qualified and caring staff
    • GP and specialist services (physiotherapy, osteotherapy, speech therapy, podiatry)
    • Specialist dementia care (available in many of our homes)
    • Nutrition and exercise programs
    • Full cleaning and laundry services
    • Onsite beauty salons or visiting hairdressers
    • Onsite cafes
    • Wireless Internet
    • Award winning food and dining
    • Regular social outings, including day trips on our private buses, visiting cafes for morning tea, shopping trips and picnics.

     

    There’s a lot to love at Whiddon

    Our homes offer a range of complimentary services and programs that are exclusive to Whiddon:

    • Complimentary Premium Foxtel
    • Creative ageing programs – HenPower, VintageBites and Art Programs
    • Memory programs
    • Fantastic community based programs linking our homes and residents with local schools, gardening groups, Men’s Sheds and community groups.

    Find out more about what we offer at Whiddon here.

     

    Our approach to care

    At Whiddon, we know that creating a safe, supportive and home-like environment is important for our residents.

    We believe in caring for the whole person, from providing quality nursing care to ensuring we support our residents’ social, physical and emotional needs. Our approach to care is based on strong relationships between our residents and staff and we know that these relationships are very important to our residents’ wellbeing.

    Our residential aged care homes offer a caring and home-like environment, supporting your health, wellbeing, social and spiritual needs. Our vibrant social program of regular events, high teas, special dining experiences, shopping and social trips, theme days, parties and community festivals makes for an inclusive, family-like environment for our residents.

    All of our residential homes are fully compliant and accredited by the Australian Government

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