Who is HammondCare?
HammondCare is an independent Christian charity specialising in dementia and aged care, palliative care, rehabilitation, pain management and other health
and aged care services.
Regarded nationally and internationally as one of Australia’s most innovative health and aged care providers, HammondCare offers hospital care, residential care, community services, and independent living accommodation.
HammondCare is passionate about improving quality of life for people in need and has a particular commitment to dementia care and research as well as to people who are financially disadvantaged.
What services does HammondCare offer?
We offer a wide range of health and aged care services including Residential care, Community care (HammondCare At Home), Sub-acute hospital care, Respite care, Independent living (HammondGrove), and other care services.
We don't have set visiting hours at HammondCare Wahroonga, family and friends are welcome to visit their loved ones at any time.
Download our Care Home Guide
Wahroonga Care Home Guide 2016 (1652 KB)
What is Residential Care?
Residential aged care is for older people who can no longer be supported in their own home and who require a greater level of care and support. Residential aged care can be offered as either permanent or short-term care. Short-term care is called ‘respite care’.
What types of residential care does HammondCare provide?
HammondCare caters to a variety of care needs. For residents with lower care needs, we provide less intensive care and support. Assistance is provided with meals, personal care, showering and housekeeping, depending on your individual needs. For residents with higher care needs, we provide a high level of care and support. People needing these facilities usually have a greater degree of frailty and need continuous nursing care, or have advanced dementia.
Residential respite care provides short-term care. To access any service, either respite or permanent residential care, an assessment of care needs will need to be done by a government recognised assessor (called ACAT in NSW). If approved by the Aged Care Assessment Team a total of 63 days of respite care is available each financial year. However, respite care may not always be available at short notice. Where possible HammondCare encourages a minimum of two weeks respite at a time and is happy to discuss your respite care options with you Residential respite care is often used on a planned basis for family carers to have a break from home caring.
Depending on the facility, respite care may also be available on an emergency basis, for example if a family carer becomes suddenly ill. However, respite care may not always be available at short notice.
What services do HammondCare residential care homes provide?
All residents are provided with assistance in obtaining medical and other health services as required. (You have the right to choose your medical practitioner. The service can arrange this for you if you wish.) If you require specialist services we will help arrange this for you. This may include, but is not limited to, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, optometry and medical specialist consultations.
As part of creating a domestic and familiar environment, we encourage each resident to bring a selection of their own furnishings for their room. This might include some familiar furniture and special mementos, which add to the sense of belonging we aim to create for each resident.
Are there any fees or charges?
At HammondCare, we provide the highest possible quality of care to all people with an assessed need, regardless of their financial circumstances. This
means that your financial situation will not affect finding a place at HammondCare.
For more information about Residential Care fees please refer to the My Aged Care website or call 1800 776 112.
Do you have residential care options for people with dementia?
HammondCare are leaders in dementia care both within Australia and internationally. Our unique Model of Care focuses on individualised resident engagement
and has been carefully honed to facilitate optimal care for people with dementia.
HammondCare is supported by the Dementia Centre research group who ensure that the latest research on dementia care translates into everyday practice. HammondCare’s cottage model is recognised internationally as being a premiere design for assisting and empowering people with dementia.