Oryx Communities The Richardson News Article

Active ageing and the highest levels of care in the heart of leafy West Perth

The decision to enter aged care can be challenging but a new arrival in West Perth is offering an alternative to traditional aged care, with unparalleled spacious and private accommodation coupled with the highest level of care available.

The Richardson Aged Care is housed in a former luxury hotel, refurbished to accommodate older residents. It offers both respite and residential aged care, with specialised care for dementia and Alzheimer’s also available.

Comparing room for room, The Richardson offers some of the largest aged care accommodation in Australia, with seven styles of rooms and suites to choose from. Spacious bedrooms and modern bathrooms are standard, with many rooms and suites also boasting sitting rooms and private tea preparation areas to allow residents to entertain guests and family in privacy. Every room and suite offers views across West Perth, with many incorporating private balconies and terraces.

Importantly, The Richardson also offers a number of accommodation options suitable for two people, allowing couples to remain together in care in a shared room or suite.

In addition to excellent private in-room amenities, The Richardson also provides beautifully appointed common room spaces on each level that residents of that level can use to read or play cards together, enjoy hot meals or home-baked snacks, and socialise with friends. Areas to socialise continue on the building’s ground floor with a theatre, open-plan activity spaces and an outdoor dining area and terrace garden open to residents and their guests.

The Richardson’s leisure facilities include a large heated indoor pool area that has been upgraded to include shaded outdoor sitting areas, swim therapy and a larger common area for exercise and activities. Next door, an in-house spa includes a hair dresser, podiatrist, physiotherapist and health facilities.

In its former life as a hotel The Richardson was renowned for its fine dining, and its residents now enjoy the same standard at the in-house restaurant, café and bar. The Richardson’s chef and his team create outstanding food with a focus on excellent nutrition.

The Richardson’s residents are encouraged to entertain their guests in style, with morning or afternoon tea in the café, a lunch or dinner in the restaurant, or perhaps an evening drink.

The central location of The Richardson makes outings and daily activities easy, with some of Perth’s best cafes and shops just a short walk away and Kings Park on the back doorstep. Access for friends and family could not be more convenient, with drop off right at the front door and on-site parking available.

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