A Gold Coast aged care community has taken the model of respite care and flipped it on its head, offering seniors a luxury getaway experience to try before they buy.
Odyssey Lifestyle Care Communities, led by prominent aged care expert Phil Usher, is encouraging seniors or their families considering permanent care or accommodation to ‘test the waters’ at the resort-style community.
Odyssey CEO and founder Mr Usher likens the respite care option at Odyssey to a stay in a five-star lifestyle resort.
“Our community is unique in that we combine hotel luxury with unparalleled care, support and superior services tailored from person to person,” Mr Usher says.
“We provide the peace of mind that your loved ones will be cared for as family and treated as a VIP guest.
“Our respite care model is designed specifically to encourage those trying before they buy to take the opportunity to make new friends in a welcoming social setting, while experiencing the benefits of spacious and fully serviced apartments.
“Many seniors may feel intimidated or not entirely ready to make the move to aged care and this model is a fantastic way to see what Odyssey is all about.
“We are fortunate in that several of our now permanent residents live at Odyssey after trying our respite care model.”
Set within lush gardens, Odyssey’s respite care apartments feature access to restaurant dining, sky gardens, library, piano lounge and more. Guests will also have access to 24/7 onsite nursing services, wound care consumables and continence aides and state-of-the-art artificial intelligence monitoring, to ensure safety and wellbeing
Odyssey (pictured above) is a three-tower luxury aged care community, located in the town of Robina on the Gold Coast.