Palm Lake Care has reinvented the traditional aged care facility with its stunning new and very unique waterfront property at Bethania.
Palm Lake Care Bethania was cleverly designed with the adjacent lake top of mind. The extensive main lounge/dining room is cleverly built out over the water so residents and their guests can take in the soothing natural views while watching the lake’s community of ducks, water wrens and breeding swans go about their daily business.
A large fountain, spraying water high into the air, is the focal point of the lake providing the calming, peaceful, soothing sound of flowing water wherever you are on the property. In fact, all of the 118 extra large rooms also has either a direct view of the lake or is within a short walk of the waterfront serenity. When you get down to water level at the lake’s edge, a safe concrete pathway allows for gentle exercise or an up close nature experience if fishing or turtle spotting, for example, is on the agenda. Adding to that sense of the natural environment that is so key to this stunning property, each individual room also has its own direct access, via large sliding doors, to an adjacent external courtyard so residents can take in leafy views, fresh air and sunshine.
Palm Lake Care Bethania boasts all levels of care on the one site. Of the 118 rooms, 20 are in a secure memory support unit. Each large, luxury room offers a private ensuite, wall mounted flat screen TV, fridge, walk-in robe, automatic sensor lighting and an individual reverse cycle air conditioning unit. Residents enjoy fresh, restaurant quality meals three times daily from the large, modern kitchen and can always access tea, coffee and a snack around the clock. An onsite coffee lounge is also available for the convenience of family, friends and visitors.
With individual rooms more like those found in a five-star hotel than in aged care, Palm Lake Care Bethania’s facilities and services lists are equally as impressive. Because residents’ health and wellbeing is of utmost importance, there is a Registered Nurse onsite 24 hours a day, while dedicated doctors’ consulting rooms and an allied health room provide a private location for visiting GPs, Dietitians, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Speech Therapists and Massage Therapists.
At a social level, the diversional therapist ensures residents are kept busy with a wide array of daily organised activities including concerts, visiting entertainers and other outings. The baby grand piano and adjacent dance floor are focal points in the extensive lounge area and give residents reason to get up on their feet for a dance. The fully equipped gym offers gentle exercise programs and residents can also keep active through indoor lawn bowls. You’ll also find an onsite barber, hairdresser & beauty salon, 50 seat theatre, library with computers and Internet, and a church.
Palm Lake Care Bethania is securely gated and features many additional security cameras around the property for families’ peace of mind. It’s located within minutes of a variety of retail and grocery shops, major shopping centres and other key services.
Accommodation packages are many and varied so there’s something to suit all levels of dependence & other requirements.
Nursing home features
- Very large home (152 beds)
- Considers partners without an ACAT assessment