Willandra Aged Care
Welcome to Willandra Aged Care.
Located in Marrickville, the multi-cultural hub of Sydney’s inner-west, Willandra Aged Care has built an enviable reputation for excellence in care, where multilingual staff are on hand to assist with the needs of non-English speaking residents.
The home provides all levels of permanent and respite care in an environment that encourages independence and lifestyle choices to suit each individual's needs and preferences. A secure place for residents living with dementia, the experienced staff are dedicated to creating an environment where they can enjoy their interests and have access to support and care appropriate to their specific lifestyle needs.
Your Home: Willandra offers single and companion rooms all centred around a sunny inviting courtyard. The environment presents as spacious and airy with the warmth and welcome of a true family home.
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
Enhancing your Living Experience: Willandra Aged Care provides a range of popular additional services beyond the basics, including in-lounge Foxtel entertainment, social happy hour, guest Wi-Fi and regular bus outings.
Living and Lifestyle: Family and friends are an integral part of the home’s special community and are actively encouraged to participate in activities, events and celebrations or drop in for lunch or dinner. Dining is a special time for residents with nutritious and tasty meals prepared daily by the head chef and the hospitality team. These are just some of life’s pleasures which we strongly promote to support our lifestyle philosophy in making every day the best it can be for our residents.
At Willandra, the collective focus of our qualified care and services staff is on wellness and encouraging our residents to live a full and meaningful life that complements each and every individual’s choices.
What our Family Members Say...
I just wanted to thank you, Louise and the staff at Willandra. I noticed the clipboard you put in place to monitor dad's liquid throughout the day and it has given me so much peace of mind. Also, dad is looking so much better and his walking has improved so much. I haven't seen him looking this good for a long time.
Visit us soon at Willandra, meanwhile meet Caroline, a winner of Allity's 2017 People's Choice Awards.
Excited to visit your new home? Book a tour with us by contacting Willandra Aged Care today and asking our friendly staff about availabilities.
We look forward to meeting you and making every day the best it can be.
- Combined staff and residents celebrations including The Melbourne Cup, Mothers Day, etc.
- Hairdresser visiting regularly.
- Home is designed on one level
- International Days are celebrated regularly, and friends and families are always welcome.
- Laundry services located at the Home
- Meals prepared and cooked onsite.
- Multilingual staff to cater for the needs of English and multicultural residents.
- Wireless Internet Connection (Wi-Fi)
Recently upgraded single room furnished with a new bed and good wardrobe space. Room temperature controlled with a single unit air-conditioning system for personal comfort.
Companion Room Double
Share double furnished with new electric beds and mattresses. Select shared ensuites are fitted with mirror and overhead heating lamps.
Companion Room - 3 Bed
Bright and airy rooms have an abundance of natural light, temperature controlled via central heating systems and fitted ceiling fans. Room enjoys direct access to the front veranda with wide windows overlooking landscaped gardens
Companion Room - 4 Bed
Bright and airy rooms have a large window allowing good natural light. Temperature and air flow are controlled with central heating and ceiling fans.
Entertainment & Technology
- Guest Wi-Fi
- In-Lounge Foxtel
- Happy Hour
- Regular Bus Outings
- Bus Outings
- Special Events
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.
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.