Ageing involves a lot of changes to the body. For most adults, bone density peaks around age 30, then it starts a steady decline which continues for the remainder of our lives. In our 40’s, it’s normal to start undergoing gradual age-related muscle loss, called sarcopenia. Our skin becomes thinner, our eyes less acute, our immune system less robust, and so forth. Frailty occurs more often as people become older. Of people over 85 years of age about one in four is living with frailty and increasingly it is suggested that frailty needs to be thought of as a long-term condition. Older people who are living with frailty often say they have fatigue, unintended weight loss, diminished strength and their ability to recover from illness, even minor ones, or injury is greatly reduced. This can have a marked impact on the quality and length of their lives.
Specialised Frail Care Services
Livewell offers specialised and luxury frail care alongside our personalised dementia care services. With an all-inclusive offering, our residents can enjoy expert health care, nutritious meals and luxurious surroundings, all in close proximity to a hospital. Our luxury frail care facility is a dedicated ward, ensuring loved ones have access to 24/7 nursing with carers professionally trained to aid those in frail care. Residents in these wards enjoy dedicated frail care services whilst maintaining a high standard of living.
Frail care services are necessary for those who can no longer perform normal daily tasks, such as dressing, bathing, cooking or have trouble moving around on their own. It is often required when someone has had a major health incident, such as a stroke, fallen ill, or had a bad fall. Some of the frail care services offered by Livewell include:
- Dedicated frail care unit in a luxury ward
- Personalised care and medication management
- Facilities in close proximity to the hospital
- Occupational therapy
- 24/7 nursing, including a nurse on duty with a care team
- Ongoing Care Plan (assessments and evaluations)
- 3 meals per day plus snacks in between meals
- Stimulating activities program
- Laundry and housekeeping
- Access to the entire estate (communal gardens, dining and living areas)