I was blessed to find GHA for my dad after such despair and disappointment in an aged care facility that just didn’t deliver. With GHA, dad was treated with respect and received the highest level of care at the time of his greatest need. I cannot recommend them more highly.
My mother was fortunate enough to end her days in one of GHA’s homes. My sister looked for suitable dementia accommodation everywhere for our mum and came across Group Homes.
The whole experience, for mum and for us, was so unbelievably good. This is a great model for all aged care. My mum passed in the home, listening to her favourite person (Andre Rieu) with one of her favourite carers. Cannot recommend them highly enough.
I am writing to express my sincere appreciation and acknowledgement of the fine team Group Homes has at their Irrubel home. From the preliminary assessments to our arrival at the home, we were immediately put at ease, quickly appreciating the amenities of the home, its warmth and charm obvious to all.
In what is a challenging and constantly demanding environment we saw only smiles, constant positivism, continual engagement and genuine empathy coming from the team. The daily WA photos were a tremendous help and my family still looks at them to show other family and friends how happy our loved one was at Irrubel.
We will have no hesitation in requesting respite/care for her in the future with Group Homes and would happily recommend you and your team to anyone.
The level of personal care and love for the residents were exceptional in every way. They cared beautifully for my mum and dad.
You have all made this journey so much easier and more comforting. It has reassured me that I made the best decision for my mum, and there was no better and safer place for her. I cannot thank you all enough for all the hard work you all do.
I can only comment on my mum’s experience. The staff care was fantastic – for mum and communication between us was outstanding. So often food is one element of their lives that can give consistent pleasure if it is good. And the food was fresh, varied and delicious.
If you knew how much research I did to find the right option for my mother… finding Tamar and GHA – it was like finding a gold nugget. There was a moment when I realised, I just couldn’t do it anymore. Working while trying to care for my mother was taking its toll. When I found GHA the relief was overwhelming. I’m in awe of everything that Tamar and Group Homes Australia have done for my mum. Tamar, the Homemakers and the other GHA families have become family to my mother, and to me. I can now see her and spend time with her, knowing how well she is looked after in between my visits. This is the model of care that Australia needs.
We love the Group Homes model and we truly value the level of care and engagement the Homemakers have with our loved one and all the other residents at Carrington. Our mum has flourished in her time at Carrington and while we acknowledge dementia is a life-limiting condition, she is currently ‘living her best life’ where she is valued for what she brings to the home (her caring personality, her willingness to help with daily chores etc) and is able to go on outings to various locations that she enjoyed in the area she grew up in (eastern suburbs beaches, Centennial Park). We regularly sing the praises of GHA but note the cost is a factor that means not everyone is able to access such high-quality care. Thank you for caring for our beautiful mum.
We are so grateful and happy that David has a safe, friendly and secure home. All the staff are very caring, supportive and friendly. The strategies used to help in day to day living really make a difference. Their happy attitudes and daily interaction makes the house such a warm, welcoming home. They are excellent at communicating with us, making us feel confident and relaxed in knowing David is very well looked after. Thank you.
The care given by all staff is well appreciated and first class.
We are so happy with how Sarah has settled in to Killara. The staff are magnificent also the change in Sarah is for the best. She is getting so involved with everyday activities, going out on bus trips to dog parks, we have not seen Sarah so happy for a long time. The interaction she’s having with the cleaning, mowing the lawn, flower arranging and all the activities she gets involved with is magnificent. Also her dancing and singing with the staff. And to top it off they have reduced Sarah’s medications which we feel is making enormous changes for the good, many thanks to all involved to giving Sarah a better life, cheers…
Our sister has been at Earl Street only a short time, but we are so pleased that she is there. We live in Tasmania and so cannot come to see her. She has been on her own for quite a few years, living in Chatswood. For some time, her dementia has been getting worse. We had some wonderful help from our Social Worker and our Home Instead, but we knew that our sister could not survive on her own (though she really wanted to do so). The Social Worker recommended you to us. It seems to us that the staff there are so very kind. We ring her once a week, and she says she is having a very nice time there – the food is lovely as are the staff. Some of the kind staff have sent us photos and she looks so happy. We cannot thank the staff at Earl Street enough – Ella, Lester. Chen and the other folk who seem to be doing a wonderful job. We are in our seventies but would like to think we would have a place like Earl Street to go to eventually.
My mother attended the Northern Beaches Group Home for 9 months. It was absolutely wonderful. The staff, her room, the homeliness, 24/7 care, animals, garden, etc. She spent her last days there and was fantastically attended to. We can only say that our experience with Group Homes was the exact care we wanted but didn’t think existed. It did and we were so relieved and happy.
This has given my Mum the dignity she deserves, @grouphomesaustralia has been a lifesaver.
I feel so lucky to have Mum in one of your beautiful homes. It’s such a beautiful space for her and for us. To be able to share her life and journey with such passionate Homemakers as well as share moments with other residents and families, feels like a gift to be honest. I know she is safe and loved and cared for.