What makes the Youngcare Apartments different?
Youngcare believes that young people deserve to live young, dignified and relevant lifestyles, regardless of their care needs. While the Youngcare Apartments provide an appropriate environment, the apartments are more than a building; it’s also about the delivery of care, appropriate to the needs of young people with full-time care needs. Youngcare does not provide medical care or support so we partner with care providers who meet our standard of care expectations.
What kind of people live in the Youngcare Apartments?
The Youngcare Apartments provide for those who have full-time care needs as a result of a catastrophic injury or illness such as Multiple Sclerosis, Acquired Brain Injuries, Motor Neurons, Huntington’s Disease and early onset dementia, just to name a few.
What is the Youngcare care philosophy?
The Youngcare care model aims to set new and innovative standards in residential care for young people. Youngcare believes that young people deserve to live young, dignified and relevant lifestyles, regardless of their care needs. Youngcare does not provide medical care or support so we partner with care providers who meet our standard of care expectations.
Our care philosophy is centred around:
- The young and the young at heart deserve to live young lives
- Institutionalised care is an inappropriate environment for young people
- Young people with 24/7 care needs require care appropriate to their individual needs
- Care should be delivered with a person-centered approach that extends to ensuring an appropriate lifestyle for a young person
- That government standards of care relating to young people with 24/7 care needs should be met and exceeded
How do Australians apply to become a resident of the Apartments?
Disability Services, Department of Communities is responsible for selecting young Australians to reside in the Youngcare Apartments, so interested people need to register with DS at http://www.disability.qld.gov.au/
Do I need to be currently living in Queensland to apply for residency in the Apartments?
You must be resident of Queensland to apply for residency at the Youngcare Apartments Gold Coast and the Youngcare Apartments Brisbane. You do not need to be living in South East Queensland to be eligible to apply.
Do you have a waiting list for the Apartments?
There may be a waiting list for the Apartments and if so, this is managed by Disability Services, Deprtment of Communities.
How can I see if I am eligible to apply to be a resident?
All residents at the Youngcare Apartments are funded by the Younger People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) initiative. All applicants need to meet the criteria as outline by the YPIRAC initiative. More information can be found on the Disability Services, Department of Communities website at www.disability.qld.gov.au
If you have any further questions, please contact the Youngcare team on 07 3041 3400 or 1300 YOUNGCARE