Pioneer House Services

Pioneer House is a residential Aged Care Facility offering

Dementia Care
Palliative Care
Respite Care

Read more about our Specialised services below.

Dementia Care

Pioneer House caters for residents with dementia who have challenging behaviours such as wandering, agitation and confusion.

Accommodation is in our dementia specific areas.  We offer single rooms with ensuite bathrooms, spacious and comfortable communal living spaces as well as secure outside courtyard gardens.

Pioneer House staff are skilled and knowledgeable in dementia care allowing them to provide individual support based on each residents needs. Activity programs are developed monthly for our residents in the secure environment, additionally residents are encouraged to join the mainstream activities wherever possible.

We try to include a multilayered program of music, exercise, crafts and relaxation, as well as outings, gardening and culturally diverse activities. We also deliver structured sessions combining meditation, relaxation, sensory awareness and guided imagery designed to calm and soothe.

Respite Care

Residential respite care provides 24 hour care in a residential aged care facility for a set period of time.  Respite may be accessed on a planned or emergency basis to provide a short break for your carer. Prior to admission you will be required to have a ‘National Screening Assessment Form’ (NSAF) which can be arranged by contacting The Aged Care Access Centre on 1800 942 433 Free Call.  Monday to Friday 8.30 – 5.00pm.

Respite residents would be required to pay the ‘Basic Daily Care Fee’ for each day that you stay at Pioneer House.  The Basic Daily Care Fee is determined by the Australian Government

Respite provides you around the clock assistance with your personal care and lifestyle needs.  There is no overnight leave for respite care.  If you require admission to hospital whilst on respite care you will need to be discharged from respite.

Bookings for respite Care can be arranged by contacting our Deputy Director of Nursing (02) 6278 1144.

For information regarding fees and charges for respite please click the link below.

Resident Fees – Respite

Palliative Care

At Pioneer House our palliative approach aims to support the quality of life for individuals with a life-limiting illness, along with their families.

Underlying the philosophy of our palliative care is a positive and open attitude towards death and dying.  Pioneer House’s palliative approach is not confined to the end stages of an illness. Instead, we provide a focus on active comfort care and a positive approach to reducing the resident’s symptoms and distress.

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Services

A Wide variety of Allied Health Practitioners are available to support care & quality of life
Physiotherapy
Dietician
Podiatry
Occupational Therapist
Speech Therapist
Pain management clinics