Four days and ‘the right vibes’ change Hilton’s life

September 14, 2020

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If you’d like to sample all the benefits of life at Glengara aged care apartments before buying, why not try our respite care option?

It’s nothing like traditional aged care. As a new premium and positive alternative, it’s setting a new benchmark on the Central Coast – as Hilton Scott, one of the newest residents has found.

Indeed, it took just four days to impress Hilton so much that he decided to go ahead and purchase his own apartment.

The care he has received, along with the “right vibes’’ within the friendly Glengara community, have truly been life-changing.

Respite is the perfect option for those who need a little extra care in the short term – perhaps to receive from illness, injury or a hospital stay – and it can also be used by those deciding whether to make Glengara Care their home.

Like a holiday close to home, you can relax and recharge while being looked after by our caring and experienced staff.

Hilton decided to try respite care after realising he needed some extra help in going about his daily life.

“I had been in and out of hospital and realised I couldn’t live alone anymore,’’ he said.

“My daughter suggested I try the respite care to see if I would like living at Glengara Care.

“I have been very impressed by the level of care and I decided to buy an apartment after only four days because I just felt it was the place for me. It had the right vibes.’’

Within no time, Hilton said the staff had become like family to him.

“I am happy with the level of personal relationships with the staff. They are like family. I haven’t seen that anywhere else.’’

“I would certainly recommend the respite care here to others, especially if they are trying to decide whether or not to go ahead and purchase an apartment here.

“The staff are friendly, happy and helpful and I have had a great experience here.’’

Now that he has made Glengara Care his home, Hilton said he loved that his apartment had been designed to enable him to entertain family and friends.

“I love that the grandkids can come and visit too and play outside in the sun,’’ he said.

What does respite care offer?

A respite care offering at Glengara Care includes a private and secure care apartment with your own ensuite and three nutritious meals a day. You can stay for as little as 14 days or up to six weeks. Your apartment is cleaned, linen changed and a load of personal laundry washed under two hours of care each week.

That’s more than 120 meals, at least six apartment cleans and loads of laundry you don’t have to worry about.

Our dedicated staff are on hand 24 hours a day and you can also receive assistance with showering, dressing, and medication. Additional care beyond the two hours per week is available on a fee for service basis.

As well offering extra short-term assistance, respite care can offer a break for both patients and carers – allowing them to rest and rejuvenate.

Respite care also supports social interaction for those who require high care and maybe at risk of feeling isolated in their own home.

Another drawcard is that you don’t need an ACAT assessment to move into respite – or purchase an apartment at Glengara Care – which means time-consuming paperwork and lengthy waiting lists are a thing of the past.

Visit our respite page for more information, or call our helpful staff on 1800 955 070.

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