What is Residential Care?
When the time comes that an older person is no longer able to care for themselves (even with in-home support) then moving into an Aged Care facility may need to be considered. Aged Care facilities (also known as Residential Care) provide accommodation, some basic furniture, cleaning, laundry services, meals and refreshments.
What is an ACAT?
ACAT stands for Aged Care Assessment Team. An ACAT assessment helps decide the level and type of care which you may be eligible for as well as which most suits your needs. ACAT also prepares information on appropriate care options and helps organise it for you. You can be referred for an ACAT assessment by your GP, hospital, aged care facility, community worker, family members or seek the referral yourself.
Are rooms single / share / with ensuite?
All of our rooms are single with ensuites. We also have limited twin share accommodation for couples. Most rooms are also fitted with reverse cycle air conditioners for residents' comfort.
What care and services are provided by the Eyre Peninsula Old Folks Home?
A list of in-house services can be found in the In-House Services page of this website. Nursing services provided at Pioneer Village are listed on the Pioneer Village page and Bishop Lodge services are on the Bishop Lodge page. A list of general activities offered to residents is also listed under the Services menu in the Activities page.
Are staff on duty 24 hours per day?
Yes… care is provided to all residents 24 hours a day. Residents in Pioneer Village are given a call bell (beeper) which they can wear around their neck. This is used to summon staff when necessary and particularly in an emergency such as a fall.
Can I view the facility before I make a decision?
Definitely… Please phone the Eyre Peninsula Old Folks Home on (08) 8682 1868 or (08) 8683 0648 during office hours Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm to arrange a suitable time.