Ridleyton Greek Home for the Aged has grown since its inception, from a Hostel caring for 30 residents and 18 independent Living Units in 1987, with the building of the Nursing Home caring for an additional 40 residents in 1990 .
In the 1990’s we recognized the great need for Aged Care services for our community, prompting several applications to (what was) the Department of Health and Ageing for Residential Aged Care Places, Greek Community Care Packages and Greek Dementia Day respite services. The Dementia Day program (Λιμάνι) is hosted on the RGHA premises to this day. (Please if you are interested in the Day program, come on in and see the Home as well, as it may eventually be an option also).
Our growth accelerated with the success of our applications for Residential Aged Care Places.
April 2003 marked the completion of our extensions. Residents and their families, the Board of Management, staff and volunteers all felt a sense of pride in being part of an organization committed to providing innovative high quality care to our residents. A select few photos of this time can be seen in the adjacent slideshow.
The development includes additional lounge rooms, dining rooms, storage rooms, a treatment room, and a hairdressing salon. In the end, Ridleyton Greek Home for the Aged became a Home for 120 residents of a variety of care levels.
Today, RGHA continues to provide culturally appropriate holistic care to all residents. There are four clinical areas including a secure dementia unit, with dedicated full time staff with a wealth of experience.
Looking into the future, we are in the preliminary phases of planning for significant refurbishment of the oldest areas and our kitchen, and development of new ground and 1st floor residential areas.