Nursing Homes and Planning your Retirement Years

Aiming for a better life in your retirement years? At CBCS, we help you plan your aged care. As the need arises, we offer a variety of services to meet your individual needs: independent living, residential care or nursing care. When planning your retirement, you can never be over-informed. It is wise to gather all the information you need to make decisions that benefit you. You might have watched others – possibly your own parents, relatives, family friends, or neighbours – make the transition into retirement living. For some it looks easy, while for others it appears to be a challenging time. The question is, what type of retirement do YOU want?

As we get older, some activities become a little more difficult to handle without help. Day-to-day tasks like vacuuming, mowing, driving and shopping become much more physically challenging than they once were. Unfortunately, reduced mobility can also limit our access to social events and access to services. It is important to consider how we might face these challenges as we age. Will it be enough to have in-home support or are independent living and residential aged-care services more appropriate?

There are a lot of options to choose from when deciding on the best aged-care approach, but if you need day-to-day assistance, then a nursing home, or residential care facility is a wonderful option.

Nursing home staff will assist you with daily tasks but they also provide continuous emergency assistance, personal care assistance (e.g. getting dressing, bathing), and mobility support. Nursing homes also offer access to doctors and other healthcare practitioners. Nursing home provide meals, and offer social and recreational activities. Here at CBCS, we are guided by a Christian ethos and offer church services and bible study groups.

Importantly, aged-care staff are qualified, gentle and caring, and they are there to give additional support to those who need it most. CBCS staff are deeply committed to respecting the rights and dignity of our residents, and providing the highest level of care. Residents retain their individuality while our staff support them to continue living a full life.

Taking time to be grateful for the things that you have in your life is a great way to maintain perspective through these times of change – even though it can sometimes feel difficult. Driven by our strong values and Christian ethos, CBCS have trained and compassionate carers to support you during your transition. At CBCS, your care is our highest priority.

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