50s Lifestyle

‘Relaxed dining’ takes pressure off residents

FEATURING a new model of care, Bankstown City Aged Care has opened their 45-bed, purpose-built facility at Yallambee Village, assisting those with dementia and needing high care.

One of the new features includes ‘relaxed dining’ where residents are encouraged to wake up and wander into the dining room in their pyjamas just like they would at home.
Residents can sleep in and still enjoy a hot breakfast, from 7am to 10am, without having to worry about ‘getting there on time’.
They can then enjoy a long breakfast, sitting around the table, chatting and socialising.
Family and friends are also welcome to make coffee or tea at any time in the kitchen which is designed with safety features for residents and their families to use.
Staff are encouraged to change focus from assisting residents with routine daily tasks, to getting involved with various leisure activities which promote independence and wellness.
Some of these include Montessori activities which boost confidence through sensory, social and cognitive stimulation.
Other activities on offer in the facility, include the Humour Foundation’s Elder Clown Program sponsored by ClubGrants, music therapy, religious services and pet therapy to name a few.
“In a very short time, staff and families have noticed a big difference in residents’ motivation and interaction,” Client Engagement Manager Darinka Rukavina said.
For further info, call the free advisory service on 8717 0180 to book a tour or to get more info.