Tamar Krebs, Founder and CEO of Group Homes Australia, a new concept in aged care, dementia care which offers a social, supportive and welcoming environment that values independence and living life to the fullest, and feels like home joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, Mental Health & Senior Care Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Tamar Krebs discuss the following:
- How is Group Homes Australia different from other aged or dementia care providers in Australia?
- Why did you start Group Homes Australia?
- What questions should one ask when they are looking for an aged/dementia care home/environment?
- Does Group Homes Australia offer high care? How many residents are there and how many care givers?
- Does the person need to move when they become more frail?
- Why should a family choose Group Homes Australia for their loved one?
Our commitment at GHA and to each resident is to walk the entire journey each day, from beginning to end.
Our mission is to ensure that people living with dementia also live with dignity.
We achieve this by providing homes that look like, smell like and are like real homes.
Group Homes Australia recognises that today's generation of older Australians want something more than traditional aged care homes. They, and their families, want accommodation that provides high levels of respect and personal care combined within a warm, friendly environment.
Because we limit resident numbers in each of our houses to between 6 and 10 people, we are able to deliver care ratios that are usually one carer to every three residents, which is far higher than most aged care facilities are able to provide.
In this environment, we focus on our residents' abilities, not disabilities. Our residents go on accompanied visits to local shopping centres; they visit hairdressers, buy food and, if they wish, may use our fully equipped kitchens to make favourite dishes – all with carer assistance.
These nurturing factors fit with our philosophy which is to provide new – and better – choices for older Australians; something we have been doing successfully since we opened in 2011.
Group Homes Australia provide a safe, pleasant, and enjoyable environment for every resident. To that end, we stimulate resident interest, personal satisfaction and well-being … and we encourage independence by showing respect for each individual's dignity and pursuit of enjoyable living.
Above all, we provide peace-of-mind to both our residents and their loved ones.
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