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Make retirement part of their health plan


Ryman Healthcare


23/02/2024 3:59:11 PM

SPONSORED: Managing the transition into retirement can not only provide social benefits, but also help improve health outcomes.

Elderly couple at retirement village.
Studies have shown that strong social relationships greatly improve not only happiness but also mortality rates in older people.

For many Australians, retirement can be a time of uncertainty. But it can also be an opportunity to form new communities, find purpose beyond the workforce and open meaningful connections.
 
Studies have shown that strong social relationships greatly improve not only happiness but also mortality rates in older people, just as much as reducing risk factors like alcohol and tobacco consumption.
 
So, if retirement becomes an opportunity to strengthen existing relationships and form new ones in new communities this could mean better outcomes for your patients.
 
Understanding the retirement transition and helping people navigate it, is why Ryman created healthcare villages the way it has.
 
Ryman villages are built to be places where people create new friendships and start new chapters – staged care that caters to every level of independence and health need, from complete independence in a close and active community all the way to specialist dementia care.
 
Care for every retirement stage
Independent villas and apartments

Here, residents can embed themselves in the community at an early point in their retirement journey. The perfect entry for downsizers and lifestyle chasers, Ryman’s villas and apartments allow for complete independence with all the benefits of their communal facilities.
 
Assisted care apartments
These apartments give residents a little more support to make life easier, as they join the village community. Assisted care can be where they start, or where they move to.
 
Covering housekeeping and a chef-prepared meal every day, the extra support creates more time for residents to enjoy the facilities and community building activities on offer at Ryman.
 
Low-level care
As residents’ needs change, they’re given priority access to low-care aged-care centres within the village, meaning they receive the clinical care they require without disrupting daily life.
 
Moving to a village means trained carers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Residents remain connected to the village community and can still participate in all the activities and outings on offer.
 
High-level care
When chronic health conditions eventuate or full assistance to move around is needed there’s support for residents.
 
High-level care means a registered nurse is always on duty and the on-call doctor is always available. And remaining part of the village means that friends and family who are also residents are still close by.
 
Specialist dementia care - myRyman Life
Ryman’s award-winning myRyman Life dementia model supports residents to continue doing the things that bring them joy within their communities so they can live fulfilled lives.
 
It’s a personalised approach with only one-third of people living with dementia at Ryman villages residing in dementia care areas. The other two-thirds live well in independent living, assisted living, high or low care, without the need for specialist dementia care.
 
Wherever the residents reside, the dementia care teams have specialist training, caring for them in a positive and therapeutic manner.
 
Better retirement, better health
How and where patients retire can be the key to better health outcomes. Alongside cutting-edge care and facilities, community and relationships are essential to us all leading long, fulfilling lives.
 
That’s why at every stage of life Ryman residents are important community members of the villages that they create.
 
This advertorial was commissioned by Ryman Healthcare and independently reviewed by newsGP.
 
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