There are essentially five types of care offered by James Milson Village:

Respite

James Milson Hostel and Nursing Home both provide Respite Care services are offered for a multiplicity of reasons such as: convalescing from surgery, taking a trial before becoming permanent, allowing their career to take a break/holiday, etc.

Flexible dementia specific respite is also provided for carers of people with dementia and challenging behaviour. We are able to negotiate short stay Respite periods of either a week and up to a maximum of three weeks. The maximum number of respite days available to anyone in Residential Aged Care Facility is 63 days per calendar year.

Low Care

Low Care is designed for residents who need some help with their day to day activities: For example, if they can move or walk on their own but may have trouble with domestic duties such as bathing or the rigors of looking after themselves in their own home. These residents can benefit from the expert care offered by our well-trained staff and the beautiful home-like atmosphere at James Milson Hostel.

High Care

High Care is provided by our Nursing Home and Hostel for residents who require around the clock, 24 hour nursing care to assist with all daily activities. This may be because they are physically incapacitated or suffer from physical or behavioural problems.

Dementia Care
Dementia by definition is not a disease but rather an umbrella statement that covers cognitive impairment. The early signs of dementia can be very subtle and may not be immediately obvious. Common symptoms are:

  • Memory loss, particularly recent memory
  • Confusion
  • Personality change
  • Withdrawal
  • Loss of ability to do everyday tasks

There are different forms of dementia and each has its own causes, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most common. Residents with dementia differ in the patterns of problems they display, and the speed with which their abilities deteriorate. Dementia can happen to anybody, but is more common in those folk over the age of 65. For more information about Dementia contact your doctor, or telephone the Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 (free call).

Self Care Units
Self Care units are available in one and two bedrooms options.  To be considered for these Units, residents must be self sufficient and capable of looking after the majority of their personal and medical needs.