Tags: Aged care. Retirement. Retirement Homes. Bribie Island
A FRESH APPROACH TO AGED CARE
Bribie Island residents looking for an alternative to traditional residential aged care may be surprised to know that we have a unique aged care community here on the island. Seasons Aged Care Bribie Island, located on Melrose Avenue, Bellara, is an aged care community that offers independence, choice, lifestyle, and care under the one roof.
Home to 72 one-bedroom independent living apartments, Seasons Bribie Island offers its residents independent aged care living with 24-hour care. This personalised care is delivered in each resident’s private apartment from low to high care right through to palliative care. This approach allows couples to stay together, regardless of their different care needs and means that small pets are more than welcome.
Seasons Bribie Island’s community consultant Christine Wagstaff says that the community has a lot to offer those who may need care but still want their independence. “All our one-bedroom apartments are self-contained, complete with fridge, cooktop, and microwave, a roomy bathroom including a laundry with a washing machine.
All apartments are wheelchair accessible and equipped with 24-hour emergency call buttons,” Ms. Wagstaff says. “Most apartments feature a private courtyard or balcony off the living area, overlooking the landscaped gardens and tranquil seaside surrounds. “Many of our residents require increased care, and it might be as simple as helping with the washing, to the increased needs of our residents with dementia. The service provision is there to improve the quality of your life so that you can enjoy time with your family, quiet time at the beach, or simply sharing a yarn over an afternoon drink.”
Care at Seasons Bribie Island is provided by Envigor, Seasons’ care partner. As the Envigor team is based on site, residents receive personalised care delivered just how they like it. Every resident has an individual care plan, designed in conjunction with them, their family and our care services manager.
As well as care, Seasons Bribie Island also has an active social and lifestyle program to keep residents happy and active. From bus trips to themed morning teas, craft mornings, board games and movie afternoons, there is plenty to keep all residents entertained. For those who prefer more leisurely or solitary pursuits, there are many quiet corners in the outside area, where you can enjoy the song of the birds and the bloom of the flowers or read a book.
Seasons Bribie Island also offers three meals a day to all residents, prepared onsite by experienced kitchen staff. Meals can be customised to suit a resident’s personal dietary requirements. Lunch is the biggest meal and social event of the day and also allows staff to check in with our residents to see if everyone is okay from a health and medical perspective.
Nestled within a suburban background, the community is just a stone’s throw from the beach and its coastal pathways and long boardwalks, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of coastal living, share in activities that keep you active and be a part of a community that cares.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Seasons Bribie Island, the best way is to come in and see the Seasons difference for yourself.