Guide to Aged Care

On this page, Samkay Health provides information about available aged care services, serving as a guide to help you arrange aged care or respite care for elderly patients in Melbourne.

What is Respite Care or Short Stays?

If you, the primary carer, need to attend a wedding, unplanned emergency or simply need to go on holiday, your loved one can have their needs taken care of at an aged care residence. Residents will have access to round the clock care during their stayat one of our quality aged care facilities.

In order to be eligible for aged care respite, the care recipient will need to get an assessment done through an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). They will discuss the options available to the care recipient as well as their eligibility for residential aged care respite services. A care recipient is ordinarily eligible for 63 residential respite care days in a financial year.

In home respite care services are also offered by many aged care agencies, enabling the care recipient to remain in the comfort of their own home.

What is Dementia or Memory Care?

Caring for someone with Dementia can pose additional challenges for aged care providers. If your loved one suffers from Alzheimer’s, Dementia or other memory loss, they may require additional skilled nursing care. Dementia or Memory Care is offered in secure Dementia care homes within the residence, where the resident is comfortable with their surroundings and environment. Staff undergo regular training for caring for Dementia patients, including Dementia Care management that allows them to offer a caring and supportive environment specific to the needs of the resident. Dementia home care is also available when the care recipient is unable or unwilling to leave their home.

Samkay Health offers aged care and respite care for elderly and Dementia patients at our Greensborough and Diamond Creek residences, situated close to Mill Park, Bundoora and Epping. To learn more about our different aged care and respite care options, contact us today.