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January 2, 2020
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Make an informed decision when choosing an aged care home

With the right residential aged care facility, the time after retirement really can be the golden years. The aged care home you choose should have beautiful facilities, and the highest quality of care on hand.

But there are many other factors to weigh up, too. You want to make sure that the aged care home has:

  • A sense of community, without feeling crowded
  • The highest quality care, at an attainable price
  • High-quality rooms and facilities, in a convenient location

Wondering about how to compare aged care homes? There's a certain amount you can ascertain just by reading online. But some of the most important features of an aged care home can only be evaluated by visiting in person. That's the only way to answer pressing questions like:

  • Is the food delicious?
  • Are the staff friendly?
  • Is there a sense of community?

To help you make an informed decision, we've put together the following guide to help you compare aged care homes.

The Medical & Aged Care Group operate aged care homes all over Victoria, in places like Boronia, Hughesdale, Casey, and Traralgon. Contact us today to find out more.

Does it feel like a home?

old people enjoying their company

If an aged care home is too clinical, it can start to feel imposing and impersonal. That's why, at Medical & Aged Care Group, we pride ourselves on managing homes that are smaller than average and really do feel like home. This has several benefits, including:

  • Our staff can connect on a personal level with every resident
  • There is a stronger sense of community among the residents
  • Care and support is more personalised

Understand what you're paying for

Comparing costs is always going to be an important part of choosing an aged care home. When you're comparing costs, make sure you also understand what is included in that price so you get good value for money and outstanding quality of care.

At Medical & Aged Care Group, we're very open and transparent with the costs of our homes. We work closely with all families to ensure they can afford to enter care. If you have any questions, you can always talk to our friendly team and we will be happy to help.

Good quality of life starts with good food

elderly women enjoying a meal

Good food is an absolutely essential part of enjoying your lifestyle. And that's true for anyone at any age. At Medical & Aged Care Group, we have taken the following measures to ensure that our residents eat well with our tasty, dietitian approved meals cooked in-home.

  • All dietary requirements are catered for
  • There are a range of different options are available for each meal of the day
  • Our homes are equipped with restaurant-standard kitchens
  • All meals are prepared in our homes by our dedicated catering team
  • The menus are reviewed by dietitians to ensure that all nutritional needs are being met

We could continue talking about our great meals, but there's only one way for you to know it for sure. Book in for a tour at one of our aged care homes to see (and taste) the food firsthand.

Picking the right location for an aged care home is vital

Picking the right location for your aged home is very important. Ideally, most people want to move to a new home that is close to their old one. That way, it's easier to continue participating in community events.

Additionally, a conveniently located aged care home will make it easier for friends and family to come and visit. That's one of the reasons why we have a number of homes located across Melbourne and Gippsland.

Our homes are also located close to public transport, making it easier for friends and family to come visit or take residents out for a day trip.

An aged care home with a strong sense of community

As well as maintaining your community ties, you will find a welcoming new community in a good aged care home.

At Medical & Aged Care Group, all of our residents have the opportunity to participate in community events as well as volunteering their time and effort with fundraising for local charities and community groups. It's all about staying active within the community and providing renewed purpose for our residents.

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