A Few Reasons to Consider Supported Living.
Before Supported Living, Australians had the option of retirement villages or nursing homes.
For healthy lifestyles, retirement villages offered a great community, but as we age our requirements change, especially with care and support.
The traditional nursing home system has small rooms and a care model designed around patients and hospitals – something that we associate with previous generations.
But now a new alternative is available – Supported Living, which combines the best of both previous options. The independence and lifestyle of a retirement village, backed by the care and support of a nursing home. In fact, the cornerstone of Supported Living is independence, with a focus on as much freedom as possible. Our homes are self contained, so you can have exactly the same freedoms as you had in your own home your whole life. Cook for yourself, do your own laundry, have guests and families come over, and even stay over.
But underneath it all is a flexible system of user-pays care and support, that changes with you.
What does that mean?
It means that you only pay for what you use, as opposed to other aged care systems that set a care level and price, whether you need it or not. When your care needs go up or down, so does your care and support. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week.
Glenvale Villas has a lifestyle that works in tune with seniors living longer and wanting more out of life.
Compare our difference.
The chart below lists the things seniors have said they wanted from an aged care community, so we made them our priority. That’s why our residents said NO to a nursing home, and happily live at Glenvale Villas.
|Glenvale Villas||Nursing Home||Your Home||Home Care|
| Round the clock care|
24 hours / 7 days a week care and support
| Continual care|
Continual care, ranging from low to high care and general nursing
| No set charges|
No set daily service charges, just pay for what you use
| Registered nurse|
Registered Nurse and Director of Care on staff
| Self contained|
Independent self contained living with separate bedroom, lounge, laundry & kitchen
|Living area average size||72m²||17m²||N/A||N/A|
| Dignity and privacy|
You retain your dignity, privacy and independence
| Stay together|
If one's health needs change, couples can stay together
| No Centrelink|
No intrusive Centrelink means and asset testing
| No ACAT|
No ACAT assessment required, move in today
All our care and associated support services are totally optional and flexible
| Nutritious food|
Eat nutritious home cooked style meals in your home or at our restaurant
| Like home|
A familiar "like home" environment
|Small pets welcome|
Your friends and family can stay over
|Services are "cost recovery only"|
| Retained package|
Your existing government packages are retained
| Veterans Affairs|
Your full Veterans Affairs entitlements are retained
| 'Ageing in Place'|
Government ‘ageing in place’ initiative is supported
| Government Regulations|
Follows Government regulations under Retirement Villages Act
| Title deed|
Your name is formally registered within the title deed
You may never have the need to move again
| Capital growth|
You take a share in any capital growth and profits
|See how your options compare||23/23||7/23||14/23||14/23|