If you’re considering a move to a Retirement or Aged Care Community, finding the right fit for your unique needs is essential. Having a clear understanding of what it will be like to live in this community can make a weighty decision a little easier.
From the location and accommodation style to the facilities and activities available, taking the time to research and compare your options will help you find the best match for your lifestyle and support needs.
So to help make this easier, we’ve created the ‘Spotlight On’ series of articles. Each article will focus on a different TriCare Community, providing you with valuable insight into daily life to help you paint a clearer picture of what it will be like to live there.
Today, we’re putting the focus on Cypress Gardens Co-Located Retirement Community and Aged Care Residence—so read on to learn all about the picturesque location, luxury accommodation and vibrant lifestyle.
Co-located gives you the best of both worlds
TriCare Cypress Gardens include a Retirement Community and separate Aged Care Residence, which are located within easy reach of one another on neighbouring properties. This means that as your needs change, you can move from the independence of Retirement Living into the more supportive environment of Aged Care. With the two communities located so close together, couples who require a different level of care can more easily spend time together as their loved one is just a short stroll away.
This makes a huge difference for couples who may age differently, such as our Cypress Gardens residents Pat and Bill. When Pat suffered a stroke several years ago, her mobility was impacted, which means she now requires a higher level of care. This changed their future plans significantly, and it was decided that Pat would move into Cypress Gardens Aged Care Residence. To be near Pat, Bill purchased a one-bedroom unit in the neighbouring Retirement Community, and he takes the short 50 metre walk to visit Pat every day. ‘I spend most of every day with Pat. In all the three years I’ve only missed one day,’ he says.
Premium waterfront location
The Retirement Community stretches along the waterfront in beautiful Clear Island Waters, right next door to the Aged Care Residence. The buildings are set among serene and picturesque surroundings, with plenty of pathways to explore, and it’s easy to visit the co-located community should you wish to see family or friends. We are within easy reach of many popular local attractions and shopping precincts, including Carrara Markets and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, to name a few.
Cypress Gardens Retirement Community
Set on the waterfront, the Cypress Gardens Retirement Community is one of the Gold Coast’s premier Retirement Communities. With lush gardens and outstanding facilities, our residents enjoy a retirement lifestyle that is second to none.
Accommodation: Within the Retirement Community, you can choose from duplex-style or waterfront independent living units, with one, two or three bedrooms depending on your needs. Each unit boasts an open plan kitchen, modern appliances and contemporary fittings, plus your own private courtyard or balcony.
Lifestyle: When it comes to leisure and entertainment, you are spoiled for choice! You have full access to the onsite gym, swimming pool, putting green and indoor bowls for those who enjoy staying active. The Resident Social Committee also organises regular fitness group activities, such as aqua aerobics and gentle exercise classes.
There are lots of places to socialise and relax too. You can enjoy a film at the luxurious theatrette, have a soak in the spa, join a games or cards group, visit the library or head to the bar lounge to catch up with friends.
Good to know: We understand that your furry friend is an important part of your family. You are welcome to bring them (subject to approval). The added sense of security you’ll gain when living in a close-knit community with on-site management is also a big drawcard. There is a 24-hour emergency call system in every unit should you ever need assistance, and if you wish to take a holiday, you can enjoy it even more knowing your home is being well looked after in your absence.
Cypress Gardens Aged Care Residence
At TriCare Cypress Gardens Aged Care Residence, we provide personalised, quality care in a deluxe setting. Our long-serving Clinical Care team is highly-regarded in the community and beyond. The accommodation and facilities provide the right mix of comfort and luxury, giving our residents a premium experience.
Accommodation: Our Aged Care Residence includes spacious resort-style rooms with full-length windows to let the light in and take in the surrounding views. You have the choice of classic single, classic companion or premium rooms, which include features such as a king single bed, electric recliner and kitchenette.
Care: Our team of Registered Nurses and Carers are on hand providing expert care 24 hours a day. Each room includes an emergency call system, and many allied health professionals visit regularly, such as GPs, physiotherapists, dentists, pharmaceutical services and more. Residents also have access to an onsite hairdressing salon to keep themselves looking and feeling their best.
Good to know: In this safe, caring community, you can choose the level and length of care that suits the needs of your loved one, whether you require short-term respite care to relieve the pressure, or permanent care for ongoing support. Part of our extensive care capabilities includes Dementia Care and Palliative Care for your loved one.
Luxury living for every need
Both Cypress Gardens Retirement Community and Cypress Gardens Aged Care Residence ticks every box—from the fantastic views and location to the modern, luxurious accommodation and facilities that allow you to live the retirement lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of.
And, most importantly, if you or your partner’s health needs change unexpectedly, being co-located allows you to stay together.