Frail Care Centre

Your Health, Our Priority

Residents and owners have preferential occupation, depending on availability. A preferential rate will apply. There is a variety of home care services and frail care is not subsidised by the residents or levies as it is run by an external company.

Home-Based Care

This service can be delivered to residents in the privacy of their own home. This may typically include those individuals who need assistance for a short period of time, specifically recovering after a major illness or hospitalisation. It may also include residents who become dependent and need some level of nursing and assistance on a more permanent basis. Home-based care includes personal care, bathing, dressing and feeding. Care packages can normally range between 1–24 hours of care per day. Charges for this service can be discussed with the Frail Care Operator at the village as care packages are priced individually and based on a nursing assessment conducted at the village.

Emergency Support

Each unit receives a panic button which will allow residents to call for assistance in case of an emergency, 24 hours a day. Frail care staff will respond, monitor and stabilise the resident. After assessment, the resident will either be referred to a medical practitioner or an ambulance will be arranged.

Frail Care Service

Residents who are unable to take care of themselves and require full nursing care and support can be admitted to the Frail Care Centre. This is a 24-hour service and residents can either be admitted on a permanent or temporary basis. All Frail Care rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished to create a homely ambience.

Staff in the Frail Care Centre consist of a combination of senior sisters, staff nurses, nursing auxiliaries and caregivers who are fully-trained to fulfil the professional frail care nursing requirements.

  • Administration of prescribed medication
  • Monitoring of blood pressure and/or blood sugar
  • Monitoring of fluid intake and output and dietary intake
  • Ongoing or periodic procedures involving injections, suture removals, wound and catheter care
  • Personal hygiene and dressing
  • Mobilisation and pressure care
  • Ongoing communication with resident GPs and/or specialists
  • Monitoring of emotional disposition and mental stimulation

Residents who require frail care can contact the Frail Care Operator who will do the necessary assessments. The frail care service is for the residents’ own account and includes a 24-hour nursing care, refreshments, housekeeping and laundry service for the duration of their stay.

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