Opal Aged Care

Opal Aged Care provides specialist aged care services for a range of needs including dementia and respite care.

The clinical care of their residents is their number one priority they also focus on the lifestyle and hospitality programs they provide.

They have partnered up with Dementia Australia to train all of their employees on the fundamentals of exceptional dementia care.

Opal aims to provide a friendly and inviting home for each of their residents and families. Each aged care home has strong ties to the local community helping residents to achieve a better quality of life, well-being and independence.

At Opal Aged Care, residents can enjoy:

  • A range of care types including dementia and respite
  • Specialist dementia care
  • Qualified nursing staff on-site at all times
  • Pain management programs
  • Dietitian approved meals cooked fresh on-site every day
  • Medical services including physiotherapy, pharmacy, podiatry, optometry and dental
  • Private or companion bedrooms
  • Hydrotherapy swimming pool
  • Café
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Engaging social and recreational programs
  • A range of indoor and outdoor areas for relaxing and socialising
  • Strong links to the local community

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Respecting Cultural Diversity Through Language Skills at Opal Aged Care

on Thursday, August 13, 2020

Honouring and respecting the cultural diversity, heritage, languages, values and beliefs of residents and team members is incredibly important in Opal's aged care communities.

Respite Recovery: the Power of Love, Care and Compassion

on Thursday, July 16, 2020

Betty came to live at Opal Bairnsdale in 2017 for respite care after knee replacement surgery didn’t go to plan. One of Opal's team members met Betty at the Bairnsdale Regional Health Service to explain the benefits of respite care and help her on her rehab journey.

The Importance of Exercise for Managing Parkinsons

on Monday, July 13, 2020

The importance of exercise in managing Parkinson's' has been evident in Dieter's ability to alleviate his symptoms at Opal Carine’s wellness centre. Dieter has been living with Parkinson’s disease for more than 10 years but he has never been one to let the diagnosis define him.

Connecting families at Opal Narrandera

on Friday, July 3, 2020

With every challenge comes opportunity and the pandemic this year has given Opal Narrandera an opportunity to extend the way residents connect with their families and community. The restricted access has meant visitors, volunteers, and contractors are unable to attend aged care homes, but, that doesn’t mean everything has to stop. With the support of Opal's Home Office, staff have been able to introduce calls to family and friends, for residents, through the Zoom Meeting App. Opal residents have embraced this technology and are getting great enjoyment from being able to see and talk with their loved ones.  

100th Birthday Celebration for AFL Umpire Roly Caird at Opal By the Bay

on Monday, June 29, 2020

A legend of the Australian Football League (AFL) and Opal By the Bay resident, Roly Caird recently chalked up an admirable personal milestone, celebrating his 100th birthday.

Creating Art as an Expression of Our Lives

on Monday, June 1, 2020

Creative Legacy Artist and Coordinator, Grace Faint-Ludemann is facilitating a beautiful lifestyle activity for Opal Bankstown residents over the next month. Residents from throughout the home attended five, weekly, two-hour art-making sessions.

Purposeful Partnerships Through Care Communities

on Monday, May 25, 2020

Community partnerships are invaluable at Opal Aged Care. Opal believe that they can only provide the best possible care when they do so in partnership with others. Opal choose to work with partners who share their values and purpose and support them in enhancing the health and wellbeing of their residents.

Journey from Registered Nurse to Care Manager

on Friday, May 15, 2020

Cristine is currently a Care Manager at one of Opal Aged Care's newer homes and has been with Opal for six years in three different Opal homes. Starting off as a Registered nurse, Cristine was promoted to a Clinical Nurse Educator and then to a Care Manager.

Opal Community says Thanks for Caring

on Friday, May 8, 2020

Nurturing our relationships with family and friends is as important as ever and is at the heart of Opal Aged Care's approach to care. Throughout COVID-19, residents have been sending messages of love and affection, online, by phone and through letters and postcards to keep in touch with their families and friends.

Human Connection in a Time of Physical Distancing

on Monday, May 4, 2020

Human connection is vital now as much as ever. Opal Aged Care's person-centred care fundamentally means deeply knowing residents and acknowledging each person as an individual whose background, culture, beliefs, family, work, and social life have shaped who they are and how they see the world. This is at the heart of Opal's approach to care. It means supporting residents to live a meaningful life every day in a personalised and considered way.

The Healing Power of Gardening

on Monday, April 27, 2020

Research has shown that gardening is an activity that promotes overall health and quality of life, physical strength, fitness and flexibility, cognitive ability and socialisation. Tending to plants, watching them grow, and reaping the rewards of flowers and fruit all contribute to a profound sense of empowerment and wellbeing. This is particularly important during these stressful times.

Meaningful Relationships Through Virtual Visits

on Friday, April 3, 2020

Life as we know it has changed significantly for everyone in 2020 but particularly for our elderly population living in residential care, whose connection to the community has until now been largely through visitors and excursions out into the community.

The Value of Reminiscence for Dementia Care

on Thursday, March 5, 2020

Reminiscence involves sharing thoughts and feelings of past experiences. Recalling and reflecting upon important events and memories helps to link the past to the present. In this way, encouragement to reflect on past experiences helps people living with dementia to establish their identity in the present.

Annual Dog Show Enjoyed by All at Opal By The Bay

on Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Residents, families and children were recently entertained by some not quite competition ready pooches at Opal By The Bay. The annual dog show is enjoyed by all ages, with good laughs guaranteed! 

All Creatures Great and Small Welcome at Opal Aged Care

on Thursday, June 6, 2019

You don’t need to be a scientist to appreciate the positive impact that animals can have on people. Anyone who’s experienced the tiny paws of a puppy, the comforting cluck of a chicken or the tickly whiskers of a rabbit will recognise the feeling of joy animals can bring.

Virtual Reality Broadens Horizons at Opal Aged Care

on Monday, June 3, 2019

Opal Aged Care residents are embracing exciting new technology and sharing experiences they never thought possible. Thanks to a partnership between Opal and leading Australian immersive VR company, Start VR, many Opal residents are able to experience the wonders of virtual reality.

Opal Aged Care’s State-of-the-Art Facility Opens in Bankstown

on Thursday, June 14, 2018

Opal Aged Care has officially opened its newest state-of-the-art facility in Bankstown – a $48 million investment that will provide much needed specialist aged care support for the expanding Canterbury–Bankstown community.

Opal Aged Care Turns the Sod at Opal Winston Hills

on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Opal Aged Care turns the sod at Opal Winston Hills, one of eight new homes in Western Sydney, signalling its commitment to the region.

Opal Kawana Waters Hosts Its Very First Wedding

on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Taking place in the beautiful gardens at Opal Kawana Waters, Esther Littleford and husband Michael Owusu re-created their special wedding day in honour of one very special man; Esther’s Grandfather, Vincent Littleford.

What to Expect from Aged Care

on Monday, July 31, 2017

You're invited to attend an information evening hosted by Opal Meadowglen

Ita Buttrose, AO OBE, Opens New $27m Aged Care Facility At Mount Hutton

on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A new, state-of-the-art aged care facility at Opal Hillside has been officially opened by Ita Buttrose, AO OBE, Alzheimer’s Australia Ambassador and eminent Australian. 

Opal Aged Care Continues its $300 Million Investment in Western Sydney with 8 New Homes

on Friday, June 2, 2017

Opal Aged Care hosted the official ground breaking ceremony earlier this week to mark commencement of construction on a $41 million, 149-bed specialist residential aged care facility in Blacktown, one of eight new homes to be built as part of Opal’s $300 million investment in Western Sydney. 

Building the Future – Innovation in Aged Care Design

on Monday, February 6, 2017

Providing better care for Australia's ageing population is one of the great challenges of our times. Over the next ten years, Australia will need to supply an additional 70,000 aged care beds to meet increasing demand.

Reimagining Aged Care

on Monday, January 23, 2017

Opal Aged Care, one of Australia’s leading aged care providers, are reimagining the aged care experience, with a firm focus on working to deliver the highest standards of customer service and choice.

Opal Aged Care Reimagines Residential Aged Care in Sydney’s Inner West

on Friday, July 22, 2016

Opal Aged Care unveiled the future of residential aged care today, with the official opening of its state-of-the-art Cardinal Freeman home at Ashfield in Sydney’s inner west.

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