There are several options for aged care in Rockhampton. These mainly fall into two categories – Aged Residential homes or home care.
Here at Right at Home, we are dedicated to supporting you in keeping your loved one at home as their needs change. We know how important it is that in their final stage of life, our older relatives are cared for appropriately.
Since 2014, the Right at Home team have been helping older Australians stay at home, supporting their personal care needs, providing nursing care and giving our clients companionship.
Choosing an Aged Residential Home seems, on paper, to be a good decision for the ongoing health and support for your older relative. They have nurses on hand, the capability to provide stimulation, and the ability to mix with people of their own age.
In some ways, this can become an agreeable discharge of responsibility for the family.
However, studies have shown that elderly people in an Aged Residential Home are more likely to have depression – which goes unrecognised and untreated.
This can be for a multitude of reasons. They have a lack of autonomy and purpose; following the prescribed routines of the Home. Entering such a home can emphasise the knowledge that this really is the final stage of their life. Coupled with social isolation, few visitors, and more health problems, it is easy to see how this can be depressing for our elderly relatives.
Staying at home, on the other hand, is preferable for many older people. They are comfortable, surrounded by familiar things like smells, sights and sounds, and they avoid the traumatic experience of moving somewhere new. The importance of familiarity is something that we focus on in our care plans – we match carers to our clients based on services needed, interests and personalities. Our clients develop a relationship with regular carers, who are constantly developed and monitored by our care managers and supported by a 24-hour on-call nurse.
Our team can deliver care in the following ways:
We know that choosing the right level of care can be difficult – and we understand that by the very nature of ageing, needs change. We create a personalised care plan based on needs, with measurable outcomes, dedicated to improving quality of life.
If you would like to discuss the options for you and your family, then please do get in contact with us. We would be happy to help and advise you through getting funding, the most appropriate services that you might need, and an idea of cost. All our advice is free, with no obligation – and we want to help you make the best decision about your older relatives and their care.
Right at Home provides home care packages and support services including disability & elderly care as well as transitional home care services. Our locations cover Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Wagga Wagga, Townsville, Toowoomba, Penrith, Cairns and many more!