‘It’s nothing like a nursing home’

October 20, 2020


When visitors come to Glengara Care, their first remark is almost always that it’s nothing like a nursing home.

And that’s what is so appealing for our residents too.

Anyone moving into Glengara benefits from creating a home with the freedom to live life at their own pace in one of the Central Coast’s friendliest communities.

Receiving welcoming packs on arrival, our newest residents sample straight away some of the warm, inviting atmosphere our community is renowned for.

“Glengara Care was different from what I was expecting,’’ says Ron Cottle, one of our first residents.

“I was petrified when I first moved in because I thought it would be like a nursing home. But it’s not.

“It’s perfect here for me. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.’’

Like his neighbours at Glengara Care, Ron has put his own stamp on his new beautifully appointed and private apartment, with its spacious layout and its own private outdoor area overlooking the region’s renowned green surrounds.

For Ron, it’s home in the truest sense – a space where he has the freedom to entertain, rest or keep busy. He also benefits from support tailored for his specific needs.

In essence, it’s about continuing to life live to the full within a setting he loves while receiving the support he needs.

No wonder we’re overturning traditional notions of aged care at Glengara Care.

Residents can move in with their partner as well as a pet, with apartments offering the privacy of a separate bedroom, lounge area, bathroom, kitchenette and outdoor space complemented with high level day-to-day living support, clinical services and community connection.

Ron is continuing to live life on his own terms, while enjoying the friendly atmosphere of Glengara while meeting and socialising with like-minded friends.

Friday evening “happy hours’’ at the village’s Country Club allow him to meet others and enjoy being part of the community.

He also regularly eats lunch and dinner in the community dining room and participates in activities.

“I am happy to do as I please. I join in when I feel up to it but I never feel pressured,” he said.

In every way, Glengara Care is far removed from the hospital-like environment Ron had initially associated with aged care.

Live life at your pace while receiving the support you need

Perhaps the major concern for seniors and their families about aged care is that it is a clinical environment with inadequate staff to resident ratios.

Glengara Care heralds a new standard of private aged care unlike anything else available in NSW by delivering an unmatched level of tailored care, as well as the freedom for residents to maintain their independence.

We have the highly trained staff and specialist equipment necessary for the individualised care of our residents.

Ron moved in a year ago after badly injuring his knees in a fall and realising he would need extra assistance as he went about his daily life.

“It was what I needed,’’ said Ron, who was previously living at RetireAustralia’s Forresters Beach community.

Although he loved his home at Foresters Beach he decided to move into Glengara Care, where he could benefit from a care plan specially tailored to his needs.

“My loss of mobility meant that I required more care,’’ said Ron. “And when it came to moving from Forresters Beach into Glengara Care, RetireAustralia looked after me very well.’’

Experience the difference every day

Nestled with within Glengara Retirement Village, you can spend your days out and about, enjoying the excellent village amenities and social activities.

There’s also the peace of mind that accompanies having an emergency response team on site 24 hours a day.

Meals are prepared by a professional chef and a personalised care plan is tailored for each and every resident, designed to change as you needs alter. You can transition from low to high care, without having to move out of your apartment.

Ron said it was very important for him to remain within RetireAustralia when moving to a higher level of care.

“I know they treat you properly at RetireAustralia. I knew their reputation and didn’t want anyone else.

“I’m very happy here and would recommend the place to everyone.’’

To find out more information about Glengara Care and take advantage of the exclusive RetireAustralia resident offer, call 1800 955 070 or enquire here.

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