Bayside NSW Aged Care
Welcome to Bayside Aged Care
Located in NSW’s Lake Macquarie district, Bayside Aged Care enjoys the coastal lifestyle of the Bonnell’s Bay community. Our Home offers all levels of permanent, respite and palliative care whilst encouraging independence and lifestyle choices that suit the needs of every individual. Bayside also features a dedicated Memory Support neighbourhood providing a secure place for residents living with dementia to enjoy their interests and have access to the support and care appropriate to specific lifestyle needs.
Your Home: Bayside is not only a pet friendly home for loved ones wishing to bring their pet in to visit; they also have two beautiful cats called Batman & Pixie whom bring lots of love and joy to our Residents. Bayside offers bright and spacious single and companion rooms, featuring a variety of landscaped gardens to enjoy. The inviting outdoor spaces are ideal for socialising with family, friends. Residents living at Bayside enjoy the benefit of living in a community that supports their lifestyle and care needs as they change.
Lifestyle & Dining: Bayside provides a comprehensive range of Classic service offerings guided by Allity’s Live Love ShineTM lifestyle philosophy centred on supporting our residents to make every day the best it can be. These include;
- Regular bus outings
- Happy hours and entertainment
- Daily lifestyle activities, special events and entertainers
- Nutritious and tasty meals prepared daily by the head chef and hospitality team
- Entertainment and technology including Wi-Fi
We welcome and strongly encourage family & friends to join our residents in all of our programs.
Moving In: We make your welcome experience as easy as it can be with our dedicated 'Move In' service to take care of the necessities, so that you can focus on settling in. This includes:
- Testing and tagging of electrical appliances
- Quality labelling of all clothing
- Room set up
- Welcome dining invitation for the family
From our Residents and families..."I have been coming to see my Mother for 4 years now and each time I bring Jessie the Dog. Jessie brings joy to the residents at Bayside. Pixie one of the Home's cats is often seen on Mum's bed keeping her company. It is reassuring that Bayside NSW is pet friendly and encourages furry friends to visit the Home". Louie
- Capabilities to support "Ageing in Place" providing support and care as resident's medical and care needs change
- Comprehensive activity program
- Dental Clinics regularly scheduled at the Home
- Emergency Call System 24/7
- Hairdresser onsite.
- Hot Breakfast - Weekly
- Landscaped Gardens
- Laundry services are available.
- Meals prepared by qualified chefs/cooks. Our professional hospitality team prepares well-balanced, healthy and appetising meals. Special dietary requirements are easily accommodated.
- Nursing Care appropriate to your needs
- Outdoor Entertaining Area
- Pharmacy services offered.
- Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Hairdressing & Allied Health Services available
- Regular Bus Outings
- Regular church services.
- Regular 'Happy Hour' with beverages & finger foods.
- Secure Dementia specific neighbourhood
- Wireless Internet Connection (Wi-Fi)
Large Single - private ensuite
Large room with spacious private ensuite. Double wardrobe provided and bathrooms feature mirror and built in vanity.
Single Room - private ensuite
Cosy and inviting single room with a spacious shared ensuite. Large windows allow a good flow of natural light.
Companion Room - private ensuite
Spacious shared companion room with its own private ensuite. The large window allows a good flow of natural light into the room.
Companion Room - shared ensuite
Spacious shared companion room with a shared ensuite. Large window allows a good flow of natural light into the room.
Entertainment & Technology
- Guest Wi-Fi
- Enhanced dining experience
- Hot Breakfast
- Menu choice
- Happy Hour
- Regular Bus Outings
- Bus Outings
Respite Care – Your Home away from Home
While our Homes are known and established within local communities for permanent residential care and services, we are also experienced in providing individualised short term respite care, be it planned or due to an emergency.
What is Respite Care?
Events in life just happen, and it is in those times that short term respite can provide the help and support for carers needing a rest or elderly individuals requiring day to day care. Respite care can be planned or unplanned, and can range from a few nights to a few weeks, depending on your needs at any point in time.
Am I eligible for residential Respite Care?
Generally speaking, residential respite care is available for older persons who have carers assisting with their day to day activities and care needs. An initial face-to-face assessment is conducted by Age Care Assessment Teams to ensure you meet the criteria for respite care.
How long can I have respite care?
In a residential aged care setting, you can have access of up to 63 days of subsidised care in any one financial year. You also have the opportunity if needed to extend this by 21 days at a time.
Recommended respite stays will vary between aged care providers. Our policy at Allity in order to optimise your experience, is between 2-4 weeks depending on your circumstances.
When is Respite Care used?
At Allity, we have residents who book in regularly for respite as part of their family routine giving both the carers and the individual receiving care ‘time out’. Situations where respite care is beneficial include when:
Carers or families have holidays booked and want to ensure their loved one is well looked after in place that is familiar, comfortable and with people they know - which includes other residents and staff in our Homes.
Carers become ill or unable to provide the care and support for any length of time and want to ensure their loved one is looked after in a secure, professional and welcoming environment.
What should I expect?
We understand how distressing it can be to move away from a family home, even if it is temporary. When you come to Allity for respite care, our aim is to create a Home away from Home for our residents to make the settling-in period as easy as it can be. You can expect the same quality of care that permanent residents receive including all meals, laundry services, social activities and all of your care needs.
To find out more about Respite care options, you can contact a Home near you or send us your details and we will be in touch to assist any way we can.