In our society, there is a conception that once we reach a certain age, we can longer take care of ourselves and must move into a nursing home.
However, this isn’t the only option available for senior Australians. In fact, there is another form of living support known as supported living. Let’s take a closer look at what this is and how it can benefit seniors.
So, what is supported independent living? Supported living for seniors refers to a type of care that allows seniors to live in their own homes or apartments while receiving assistance with activities of daily living as needed, such as meal preparation, bathing, or dressing. In Australia, this is also known as home care. This type of care is often more desirable than other forms of long-term care, such as nursing homes, and allows seniors to maintain their independence.
There are several different types of supported living arrangements for seniors, ranging from low to high levels of care as is appropriate for each individual.
There are many benefits to supported living arrangements for seniors. Seniors can live in their own homes or choose to live in community like LDK, in both cases they can maintain their independence and privacy, along with all the attendant mental health benefits.
Living at home, most senior Australians utilise some form of home care delivered into their home and take advantage of government funding either by way of the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) or a Home Care Package (HCP).As an approved home care provider living at LDK means you can utilise your government funding in the same way you would at home within our community.
Whether considering supported living accommodation or care at home the benefit is that it can offer more choice and flexibility to the individual than other forms of long-term care, such as nursing homes.
Supported living accommodation like LDK provides seniors with access to trained caregivers who can help as desired or required with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and taking medications. They can provide a place for seniors to socialise and receive assistance with activities such as meals and transportation. Assisted living facilities at their core are designed to provide 24-hour access to care and assistance.
Supported living arrangements can be customised to meet the needs of each individual senior. For example, some seniors may only need occasional assistance with activities of daily living, while others may need more comprehensive care. Supported living arrangements can also be temporary or permanent, depending on the needs of the senior.
We stand for love, decency & kindness. Since we began our revolutionary journey for the betterment of senior Australian living conditions, our vision has been to treat each individual with the dignity and respect they deserve. LDK offers a fantastic living environment and passionate and qualified staff. Be sure to take a look at our amazing villages, Greenway Views in Tuggeranong and The Landings village in North Turramurra, to see just how fantastic living at LDK really is.
If you are considering supported living arrangements for yourself or a loved one, it’s important to research and discuss your options. Supported living arrangements can be an excellent option for seniors who wish to maintain their independence and privacy while receiving the assistance they need.
So what is supported living? It can be summed up as a residential care option that assists with daily living activities to help seniors live as independently as possible. This includes help with things like bathing, dressing, grooming, and managing medication. It’s the perfect choice for older adults who want to maintain their independence but could use a little extra help with day-to-day tasks. If you or a loved one are considering supported living, get in touch with us or visit our helpful FAQs page for more information. We would be more than happy to discuss your options, how much supported living costs, and answer any questions you may have about this great form of senior care.