The Benefits of Aged Care

Find out the benefits of aged care in Australia, including helping residents build social connections, guaranteed safety and more. 


It can be emotional and challenging for older adults when it's time to move from the familiarity of their own home to a residential aged care home. However, aged care services can offer several benefits.
Residential aged care and nursing homes are purpose-built communities where residents can receive professional and personalised aged care in a safe environment to maintain their quality of life. This blog will share some of the many benefits of being in a residential aged care home community and benefits of aged care services.

Benefits of aged care that residents love most

1. Social Connection with others

Combating social isolation and loneliness amongst the elderly is important, and being in residential aged care homes can be a good solution. In aged care homes, residents are introduced to new people with whom they would naturally build new friendships. Additionally, there are always planned activities that residents can get involved in, which support their social, mental and physical wellbeing. For example, they could have group outings to the park or arts and crafts sessions at the aged care home.

2. Less pressure on family members

As much as family members would like to look after their loved ones on their own, it can create a lot of pressure for them as they would naturally want to be the person able to provide the best care, which effectively requires a lot of time and attention. Residential aged care sites are there to take the pressure off family members, and their loved ones would be well taken care of by professional aged care staff and clinicians. Family members are still able to visit their loved ones as often as they would like, physically or virtually, as it is important to stay connected with each other.

3. Looked after by specialists

To suit individuals with all different care needs, residents are looked after 24/7 by qualified aged care staff according to their personalised care plan. As residents will have access to a network of health professionals, they can enjoy peace of mind knowing that staff are effectively monitoring their health to ensure the quality standards of care and support they receive cater to their changing needs over time. It is important to note that many homes specialise in general, dementia and palliative care and have specialised suites that cater to each care need. So, if a resident's needs were to change, aged care providers and staff would be able to cater to them accordingly.

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4. Guaranteed safety

Many purpose-built buildings, like residential care homes, have security systems in place for the safety of residents and staff - for example, security cameras in communal areas, alarmed doors and check-in reception systems. Apart from building security, care staff are always monitoring residents' personal care needs and making sure that they are receiving the best care, i.e. keeping residents hydrated, fed and active could prevent falls from occurring. With an aged care team monitoring residents 24/7 and having the skills to respond to emergencies, resident safety is a top priority for aged care homes.

How the aged care experience can be made even better with aged care services

Using an aged care software provided by Person Centred Software will allow the nursing and residential care staff to deliver quality aged care services and focus entirely on residents' care and well-being rather than on unnecessary administrative tasks that take too much time.

With the Maintenance & Asset Management tool as an example, it helps centralise all maintenance operations and assets in one place, allowing staff to view, report and manage all maintenance jobs easily. Furthermore, residents and staff can use a mobile app or scan a QR code in the home to raise a maintenance request, e.g. if a tap in their room is leaking, they would be able to raise and report the request to staff and track the progress of the job through to completion.

Another example would be the Dining & Online Ordering tool; residents can select and order their meals through a mobile app and specify where they would like their meals delivered i.e. in their room or a specific dining room. Staff can also use the tool to plan menus, manage recipes and create shopping lists. They can also manage residents' dietary profiles through easy access and synchronisation from their clinical care management system.

Benefits of using an aged care software

  • Happy residents due to feeling part of a community and being able to take control of their lives at the aged care home.
  • Staff are less stressed as they can manage all their operations digitally and in one place.
  • A safe and secure solution to store important documentation is key for any audits and Transparency for aged care managers as they have all the information they need in real-time and in one place.

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