Johor’s Guide to Nursing Home, Old Folks Home and Other Senior Living Options

Looking for a nursing home or old folks' home in Johor? Here’s a quick list of the options you have in the city and alternative living options for your elderly loved ones.

by Raihan Rahman

Choosing the Best Nursing Home For Your Loved One

If you and your senior loved ones have decided that a nursing home is the best option, there are a few things to consider before picking the best home for your loved ones. Below we outline a few nursing home criteria to help you pick the best nursing home for your seniors.

Assess your senior loved ones’ needs

One of the most important factors to consider before choosing a nursing home is the exact needs of your loved ones. When possible, consult with a medical professional to get a better sense of the type and level of care your loved ones may require when living in a nursing home.

Proximity

For ease of travel and visitation, you would most likely consider a nursing home close to your home. Not only would this provide greater peace of mind but it may also be the more cost-effective option in the long run.

Home Environment & Facilities

If you are able to visit the nursing homes, do look out for the cleanliness and soundness of the place. This includes making sure there are effective safety precautions taken within the home, ample living space and as simple as getting enough natural light while indoors. Other aspects to look out for may be, the surrounding greenery (if available) or the security system in place to ensure the safety of the residents.

Staff to Resident Ratio

While visiting for the first time, take note of the number of staff available in each nursing home to ensure that all residents are well taken care of. While there, you can also get to know the staff members and observe their interaction with the residents to get an idea of both the residents’ and staff’s satisfaction. Since the staff at the nursing home will be the primary caregivers of your loved ones, it is crucial to understand how they are currently treating the other seniors.

Food Safety and Quality

Although it may not be the first factor in mind, the quality of food your senior loved ones receive throughout their stay is an important aspect to consider. As we age, nutrition plays a large part in our physical and mental wellbeing. Make sure the daily meals at your shortlisted nursing homes are well-balanced and appetising for your loved ones.

City of Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the capital city of the state of Johor in Malaysia. Behind the state of Sabah and Selangor, Johor is the 3rd most populous state in the country with a life expectancy of 72 for men and 77 for women.

As Malaysia is moving towards the status of an ageing population, the number of senior living facilities in the country are increasing as the younger population is decreasing. If you are looking for a nursing or old folks’ home in Johor Bahru, here are some choices for nursing homes:

1. FCC Family Care Centre, Johor Bahru

FCC Family Care Centre is Johor Bahru’s first retirement village that focuses on community and promotes the importance of a green and natural environment as a part of ageing.

Other than providing round-the-clock care, daycare and rehabilitation therapy, it also emphasises its various social and physical activities to keep seniors active while at FCC Family Care Centre. If required, appropriate medical procedures or services are also available and dementia support can also be provided to residents living with the condition.

Services: full-board home care, daycare and rehabilitation therapy
Website: https://www.familycarecentre.co/
Location: 7, Jalan Resam 7, Taman Bukit Tiram, 81800 Ulu Tiram, Johor
Tel: +6012-790 0792
Email: [email protected]

2. Jasper Lodge, Johor Bahru

Jasper Lodge is a chain of nursing homes located in Johor Bahru, Klang Valley, Penang, Kuching and Kuantan. The Johor Bahru facility is located near Kampung Skudai. For its standard services, each Jasper Lodge resident is entitled to 24-hour nursing care, daily meals, weekly doctor check-ups, standard physiotherapy and nursing procedures.

Services: 24-hour nursing care, palliative care, dementia care, Parkinson’s care, rehabilitation
Website: https://jasperlodge.com.my/johor-bahru
Location: 9, Jalan Gangsa 1, Taman Kolam Air, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor
Tel: 6015-4840 0160
Email: [email protected]

3. City Heart Care

City Heart Care is a licensed nursing home located in Taman Johor. It was established in 1993 and was the first registered nursing home in Johor Bahru. It now has over 13, air-conditioned bungalows in the city providing round-the-clock care for seniors including nursing care, physiotherapy, traditional and complementary medicines and acupuncture. The facility also provides specialised care for seniors with medical conditions such as dementia, cancer, stroke and spinal cord injuries. Each resident is able to choose from private rooms, twin sharing rooms or shared space.

Services: 24-hour nursing care, rehabilitation services, post-surgical & post-hospital care and ambulance services
Website: http://www.cityheartcare.com/
Location: 17, Jalan Paya Manis, Taman Johor, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor
Tel: 6016-771 7199
Email: [email protected]

4. Clover Care Centre

Clover Care Centre is a nursing care facility located in Gelang Patah. It was established by Dr Tee Hua Tiong, a certified General Practitioner (GP) who also operates a clinic in Pontian. This nursing home aims to address the need for quality nursing care facilities through its services such as elderly day care, round-the-clock care, tracheotomy care and wound care. This facility also comes equipped with a functioning lift for added convenience and mobility.

Services: general nursing care, daycare, long-term care, medical procedures, palliative care
Website: https://www.clovercarecentre.com/
Location: 2, Jalan Nusa Perintis 4/10, Taman Nusa Perintis 1 Gelang Patah, Johor 81550 Malaysia
Tel: +607-513 0034

5. GoodWill Care Centre, Johor Bahru

GoodWill Care Centre are two nursing homes located in Bandar Johor Bahru and Danga in Johor Bahru. Providing nursing care, post-surgery care and physiotherapy services, this care centre is equipped with certified nurses and therapists to provide quality care for its residents.

Services: 24-hour nursing care, post-surgical care, physiotherapy services and dementia care.
Website: https://attianursingcare.com/
Location: 8, Jalan Hassan Al-Attas, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor
Tel: +6011 10801805
Email: [email protected]

Alternative Living Options

Nursing homes or aged care facilities are not the only options for ageing seniors. If you and your senior loved ones prefer ageing in the comfort of your own home, Homage can provide home and nursing care right at your doorstep.

With the largest pool of Care Professionals in Malaysia, Homage can provide nurses, caregivers and therapists to make sure your seniors’ needs are well taken care of. Home care also provides the added peace of mind, knowing that the health and wellbeing of your loved ones can be monitored by yourself at any given time.

Providing from as low as 1-hour to round-the-clock care, Homage is the best option if you are looking for an alternative living experience for your seniors. We provide caregiving services for your loved ones every step of the way at your convenience. Our trained care professionals can provide companionship, nursing care, night caregiving, home therapy and more to keep your loved ones active and engaged. 

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About the Writer
Raihan Rahman
Raihan loves psychological thriller books and horror movies but sleeps with a night light, lest the monsters get her.
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