Ageing in Place means you will not have to leave Edward River Gardens to seek care elsewhere as your care needs increase. Residents are able to continue living in familiar surroundings without disruption to their daily lives and the emotional stress of moving to another aged care facility. Regular assessment of every resident ensures they receive the highest standard of care at all times supported by family members and health care professionals.
Dementia Care in our Doran Memory Assistance Unit provides additional care for residents with short term memory loss as well as other related conditions such as confusion, personality change, withdrawal and the ability to do simple every-day tasks. Experienced staff reinforce this care with clinical expertise in medication administration, wound care, pain management, continence management and palliative care if needed
Respite Care Edward River Gardens provides respite care services to help carers take breaks from their caring duties. Each approved person can receive up to a total of 63 days of subsidised respite in any financial year. This total covers respite admissions to all Commonwealth funded residential aged care facilities. You are able to extend your stay but you will require an Age Care Assessment Team (ACAT) approval. The length of this extension is 21 days
Medical Care consultations are conducted in house on a weekly basis by a visiting medical practitioner. Referrals and hospitalisation are arranged accordingly.