Oryx Communities The Richardson News Article

A new standard of respite and residential aged care in Perth

Set on leafy Richardson Street in the heart of West Perth, The Richardson Aged Care offers a new take on respite and residential care.

With some of the largest aged care accommodation options in Australia, The Richardson offers seven styles of rooms and suites, all with views. A number of The Richardson’s accommodation options are suitable for two people, allowing couples to remain together in care in a shared room or suite.

Hotel-inspired amenities at The Richardson include an indoor heated swimming pool, day spa and hairdressing facilities, beautiful garden and outdoor spaces and an in-house theatre. Residents are treated to delicious meals prepared by a head chef and kitchen team at The Richardson restaurant, café, bar and shared dining spaces.

While The Richardson’s hotel-inspired rooms and amenities offer a truly luxurious care experience, at its heart lies much more than glitz and glamour: The Richardson’s care philosophy is truly unique, focussed on ‘active ageing’ and empowering residents to live their most vibrant and connected lives. Residents are encouraged to continue their favourite activities and hobbies, with private transport available for meetings, gatherings and appointments.

For respite care residents, The Richardson offers the opportunity to gently rebuild the body and spirits in a private, comfortable surroundings. While many people assume respite care is about giving a carer time off, the opposite is often the case: respite gives the older person a chance to recuperate with specialised nursing support, a nutritionally balanced diet and access to services that boost health outcomes.

Respite residents at The Richardson enjoy a private bedroom, ensuite and living area with views. Respite stays vary in duration, from as little as two weeks depending on the recovery time needed.

Both respite and residential care at The Richardson is government funded on assessment and accommodation can be organised at short notice.