While age care can be a difficult transition for many, it was a transition made a little easier by the familiarity Val already had with Carseldine through living on the same grounds. The relationships with staff stayed consistent and so did their care.
“They still check in and ask how she is when we’re up at reception. So, the staff are amazing,” says Jayne.
It was obvious to Jenny too, the difference that moving from living alone in the village to aged care has made.
“Mum’s got community around her and the staff are all beautiful. I reckon it’s the happiest she’s been since Dad’s gone. Just observing her being a part of the community and actually participating in the activities.”