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Joyful Living Homes is a boutique group home for Elders with dementia.

Elders receive person-centred support and care to live a joyful and purposeful lifestyle within a beautiful dementia focused environment. Our Registered Nurses and Caregivers are professional and have a deep understanding of the unique conditions of living with dementia.

Why choose Joyful Living Homes™?

1. For the best support of your elderly loved one living with dementia.

Joyful Living Homes™ is better than a nursing home because we offer best practice dementia care with living spaces tailored to the elders’ unique dementia conditions, in a comfortable group home style accommodation. We make the transition of moving to specialised dementia support and care easy by providing a fresh, bright and cheerful cottage environment, which is exclusively for 10 residents only.

We have a high staff to resident ratio of 1:3, where the Group Home Carers are specially trained to nurture challenging behaviours and all types of dementia. The single level Group Home features elegant furnishings, a dementia supported layout complete with safety design features and low trip hazards, short halls, easy access to outdoor areas and shady verandah.

2. To benefit from evidence based best practice in dementia care.

Joyful Living Homes™ has pulled the best elements from the world’s leading care models for dementia to form our own boutique dementia care model; the Joyful Living Approach™.  Whilst we use excellent top international care models for dementia, including Montessori Model of Care for Dementia, we needed to compliment these by providing our own additional compassionate touch to form the Joyful Living Approach™.

3. For independence by the dementia support specialists. 

For over 20 years the owners of Joyful Living Homes™, have provided 24-hour, live in care, overnight care and hourly care through Sydney’s best in home care provider; Daughterly Care. They now offer long-term specialised support in small and private homes for dementia care.

4. To continue your quality of life.

For Elders moving in, you can continue your fulfilling meaningful life, now with the comforting companionship and support of our Caregivers. Elders can enjoy quality each day with the freedoms they are accustomed to, so they can live a purposeful life, just the way they want.

5. For the feelgood factor of home.

We believe our spiritually uplifting environment, coupled with our Model of Care for Elders with dementia, and our devoted Nurses and Caregivers create the ideal small-scale dementia care home support for your Loved One’s heart, mind and body. The familiar surroundings of one’s own home is definitely the best place for Elders with dementia, but as dementia progresses Elders’ support and care needs grow.

We understand there comes a point when the family of an Elder with dementia must choose the most suitable options for the best personalised dementia care which all the family are happy with, for their peace of mind and for the Loved One’s best support.

6. To practice enriching re-enablement support.

Activities are person-centred tailored to each individual in our small-scale and specialised dementia care home. We know that whilst your Loved One has dementia, Elders still want to live a meaningful and purpose filled life. Our elderly residents receive re-enablement support, learned through a method of demonstration which helps enable elders to gain independence, all in our high level residential dementia care home.

7. For Elders to live their best life.

We recognise your Loved One’s need for quality of  life, filled with meaning and purpose. When combined with our specialised care model which includes the Joyful Living Approach™ to dementia care, we are able to help our Elders thrive.

8. Because we’re not your normal nursing home.

If you’ve decided you don’t feel comfortable choosing a traditional nursing home, you’ve found the right place:

The first decision is whether there is a nursing home that goes over and above, that exceeds expectations and that offers the absolute best dementia care and support for your Loved One.

  • You don’t want a conventional nursing home.
  • You don’t want the worry or problems highlighted in the media connected to conventional nursing home care models.
  • You want more than the bare minimum offered by popular priced care nursing homes.

9. As we redefine conventional nursing home care.

Through in-depth research into evidence based best practices for residential dementia care and our Joyful Living Approach™, we meet the requirements of Seniors who want more from live in Aged Care. Our private home offers boutique dementia care nursing to those who expect more.

Move in now?

When you, your family and perhaps your Loved One realise living at home any longer

  • Is simply too much for them
  • Is no longer in their own best interest
  • Is improved with additional benefits from a boutique dementia care home

This is when Joyful Living Homes™ can be your number 1 option for specialised boutique dementia care. We have exceptional Registered Nurses and Caregivers who are dedicated to providing individual person-centred care, support and assistance in our true home environment.

Elders living with dementia can expect a rich, joyful and rewarding way of life. The sanctuary of Claudia Coulter Cottage evokes memories of one’s own home, so our Caregivers can support a better connection to their heart, their mind and their body.  Only boutique live in dementia care offers Elders this degree of individual attention not usually feasible in other care homes because the staffing to residents ratio is lower.

Your Loved One will feel welcomed, will be well supported and pleasantly surprised by the fresh alternative this single level cottage offers, where the large open plan kitchen is the heart of the home.

Only a boutique dementia care home offers Elders this degree of individual attention not usually feasible in other care homes, because the staffing to residents ratio is lower.

  • We take the time to get understand each unique individual

  • We support each person – With meaning and purpose each day

  • Registered Nurses and Caregivers – Montessori Statement of Attainment: Creating Montessori Environments for engaging person-centred Aged Care

  • The Model of Care – With respect, support and enjoyment daily

  • Dementia Reablement Design – Single level and access to outdoors

  • Joyful Living Homes™ –  In the Northern Beaches community

  • Beautiful Setting – Pretty garden, herb and veggie patches, courtyard & fruit trees

  • Federation Cottage – Private verandas overlooking beautiful garden.

  • High staff to resident ratio – for devoted person-centred care

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If you do not staff a nursing home adequately, it’s pure maths, you will never get adequate care. We are In Home Care Specialists. We’ve opened this home for our clients, who for whatever reason reach the point where they can’t keep their Loved One at home. What we’ve got right from day one, are the staffing levels.

Kate Lambert – Joyful Living Homes™

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I didn’t want to do this project if we weren’t going to do it well. I’ve worked in nursing homes that are understaffed where you don’t have enough resources and where the staffing number were too low. We were not prepared to do things by halves, if we were going down this path, we are going to do this the best way possible.

Verlie Hall – Joyful Living Homes™

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