Dementia care at Opal Rutherford8th April 2019 | 5 min read
Opal Rutherford, north of Newcastle in NSW is a beautiful 144-bed residential aged care home.
Demonstrating innovation in aged care and boasting large suites designed for couples, singles, and companion rooms it has a dedicated ‘memory support’ area for those needing specialist support and care.
At a time when aged care and the impact of dementia is high on the government’s agenda, Opal Rutherford delivers the best in high-quality care, and state-of-the-art luxury comfort for local residents.
Mayor of the City of Maitland, Peter Blackmore, said Opal Rutherford is an asset that specifically addresses a need for greater aged care services in the Hunter – a region seeing increased demand on services as a result of population growth in the area.
“The home offers much sought after services and provides residents with more choice and options when it comes to searching for the premium services they want in their home.”
When 1,700 Australians are diagnosed with dementia every week, Opal Rutherford provides world-class care and considerations for residents suffering from dementia.
We employ 150 team members who are trained by Dementia Australia in the latest ways to care for people living with dementia, and providing hospice services that are desperately needed.
The home also offers additional services which is part of Opal’s commitment to ensuring our residents not only have access to the best in care but that they are supported with the transition into the home.
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