Debbie and Kelvin Kite
Due to health issues our mum Joan needed to move from her own home in Brisbane into an aged care facility. Being new to the Byron area ourselves and wanting Mum close to us, I asked around for recommendations. A work colleague suggested we visit Byron Aged Care as his family had been very happy with the care his mother-in-law was receiving there.
We visited and liked the place for so many reasons. The staff was very informative regarding the process of moving Mum in and what to expect, the home was immaculately kept with a beautiful central garden full of birds and sunshine and being walking distance to the beach and shops in Byron, it gave Mum the freedom to enjoy getting out and about.
When Mum first moved in the staff were so supportive and being a small home, people personally went out of their way to include her in activities, make sure she got the meals she enjoyed and was seated with people she had something in common with.
Mum has lived in Byron Aged Care for over 4 years now – she has had a wonderful time and forged lovely friendships with other residents and staff members. As she gets older she has had some health issues but these have been monitored and managed by the nursing staff on a daily basis and we have been keep informed at all times.
Mum and I often reflect on the following – you can pay someone to do a job but you can’t pay someone to give so freely of their love and kindness. That comes from the heart of the beautiful people that look after her at Byron Aged Care on a daily basis. We can’t recommend it highly enough.