Living with Us

Living with Us

The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria aims to help older Victorians live well in retirement.

Our Commitment to Dementia Friendly Villages

As part of our Vision 2020, supporting people with dementia is of increasing importance for OCAV in the context of ageing in place policies, the growing number of people with dementia, and our growing waitlist.

As a leading Victorian retirement
living and aged care provider, we are committed to enabling our residents with dementia to continue to have social engagement, access to respite and support options when they need it, and to be able to live independently for as long as possible.

Our Vision 2020 Dementia booklet sets out our plan for making OCAV villages dementia friendly.

We excel at supporting residents, whether they live independently, in our assisted living or aged care home, to enjoy a balanced, active, social and healthy life.

The cornerstone of our approach is a continuum of care from independent living through to assisted living, and onto nursing home care for our residents.

Our mix of accommodation ensures our residents can stay with us and move between our different services as and when they need them. We provide specialised care and expertise in dementia, palliative and culturally appropriate care for people from non-English speaking backgrounds.

All residents, regardless of their stage in ageing, are involved in planning fun and meaningful activities, such as walks, coffee mornings, and volunteer projects. Our residents and staff develop strong ties with one another.

Each village is a vibrant, welcoming community with services that allow residents to stay independent in their own homes before moving into supported living or nursing home accommodation.

Our villages are located in Berwick, Euroa, North Fitzroy and St Helena.

 

Bessie Gould thought the old chook shed at the back of the Braeside Park village had a lot of potential. In the past decade she has turned the area into a garden and a focal point for village life.

– Bessie Gould, Braeside Park Resident

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