Moving into residential aged care can be a daunting and stressful time for an older person and their loved ones. At Cultura, we encourage our residents to see a move to residential care as another stage of their journey and hopefully to gain some of their independence back, rather than losing it.
Our residential facilities cater for all levels of care, from independent living units through to palliative care and dementia-specific care. We provide tools and resources that empower our residents to have choices and live as independently as possible, while surrounded by a friendly, welcoming and supportive community.
Our residential aged care offerings are:
- Borrela House, Mary Costa House, Annie O’Malley House – providing a total of 102 permanent beds and one respite bed. Home care consumers can take advantage of Cultura’s respite service, allowing carers up to eight weeks of planned respite during the year. All rooms are single occupancy and residents have a choice of a private or shared ensuite. Many rooms also have a kitchenette and small patio area.
- Gerda’s House – a modern dementia-specific house provides 14 beds for residents with dementia who require more secure accommodation and attention to special needs. We aim to maximise autonomy, inclusion in Cultura’s social life and encourage independence and participation in everyday life. Each room has a kitchenette and private ensuite with large windows overlooking the landscaped gardens.
Each house offers an exciting wellbeing program, as well as fun activities such as movie afternoons, craft, gardening, board games and cards, and in-house music concerts.
Residents are encouraged to participate in organised activities that look after the body, care for the mind and nurture the spirit. There is also a walking track with art installations, trio-bike rides, bus trips, a playground for children, bird aviaries, a pet dog and a greenhouse to visit and explore.
Cultura has an on-site multi-faith chapel, beautiful gardens, and communal living areas. In our piazza, families can spend time together in an environment that accommodates social distancing rules, sip coffee, enjoy alfresco dining, shop and have their hair cut. The tiered Italian marble fountain is the centrepiece of the piazza, which is surrounded by paved walkways and beautiful gardens.
Commonwealth Aged Care Subsidies
Residential care is Commonwealth subsidised (based on an income assessment) and places are available to those declared eligible by the Commonwealth Aged Care Assessment Service. You can find out more about the assessment and eligibility process here or contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422, Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm.
Find out more
For more information about the best residential care Geelong has to offer, please phone us on (03) 4210 0000 or make an enquiry by using our ‘get in touch’ form.