Opal Healthcare

Opal Healthcare 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 Healthcare 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 Healthcare, 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

Our locations

New South Wales
Western Australia
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Aveo Partners with Opal Healthcare on Residential Aged Care

on Monday, December 13, 2021

Aveo has formed a strategic partnership with Opal HealthCare to build out its commitment to providing a holistic continuum of care for their customers based on their needs.

Friends for Life

on Tuesday, June 1, 2021

At Opal Healthcare's Norah Head Care Community, lifestyle coordinator Allison enjoyed a very special friendship with her wonderful meaningful mate, Norma. 

Reconciliation Takes Action

on Thursday, May 27, 2021

The theme of this year's National Reconciliation Week - 'More than a word. Reconciliation takes action' - resonates with the team at Opal Healthcare. One of the ways Opal are taking action is through their partnership with CareerTrackers, where Opal welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander interns into Opal's teams to support their tertiary studies and future careers with practical ‘in place’ learning.

Narrabeen Glades Care Community Officially Opened

on Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Yesterday marked a special milestone as Opal Healthcare celebrated the opening of Stage 1 of Narrabeen Glades Care Community in Sydney's north with a High Tea Housewarming for residents and friends.

Four Reasons Why Animals Are Important in Aged Care

on Thursday, May 13, 2021

Most pet owners will agree that animal interaction can improve physical, mental and social wellbeing. Many Opal HealthCare Care Communities regularly welcome animal visitors to spend quality time with residents. So why are animals so effective in residential aged care?

Opal Healthcare: Living Well in Aged Care

on Monday, April 26, 2021

It is natural to want to live in a place where you feel safe and included. By enhancing the indoor and outdoor living spaces in their care communities, Opal Healthcare are creating homely environments where residents can more actively engage in their interests as and when they choose.

2020: The Year of Courage, Connection and Heart

on Tuesday, January 5, 2021

We all agree that 2020 has been a year like no other, full of unique challenges and circumstances that none of us could have imagined possible. It has also been a year where Opal Healthcare's care communities have seen the power of the human spirit rise to meet those challenges in the most extraordinary ways.

Opal Healthcare's Sale Gardens Care Community Puts on a Great Show

on Monday, December 7, 2020

The Sale Show in Gippsland, Victoria is an event locals look forward to every November and when Opal Healthcare’s Sale Gardens Care Community residents found out the event was cancelled this year due to COVID, they took matters into their own hands by running their own show.

Opal's Wallarah Point Care Community in Toukley Welcomes First Residents

on Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Last month, Opal welcomed the very first residents to its brand new Wallarah Point Care Community in New South Wales. The new home is in a stunning location in Toukley, capturing sweeping views of the lakes and nearby beaches.

Resident-run Supermarket Transforms Lives at Opal's Alfred Cove

on Tuesday, November 17, 2020

A simple idea has transformed the daily lives of residents at Opal’s Alfred Cove Care Community, where a resident-run supermarket, known as the OGA, has become a thriving hub for shopping and socialising.

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.

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