Art Therapy

Stay emotionally and cognitively fit with aged care art therapy

Art therapy can be a powerful outlet for emotional expression, a balm in distressing times, an engaging mental exercise and a wonderful opportunity to socialise and make the most of life.

The invaluable benefits of art therapy in nursing homes

We’re proud to be able to offer our residents regular access to multiple forms of group therapy. One of our most effective, not to mention popular, is art.

As fun as creating art can be, we don’t offer mere classes: our art therapy sessions are run by licensed therapists who use them to help residents achieve specific goals based on their emotional, cognitive, physical, and social needs.

Our sessions help residents to:

  • Improve memory retention and ease dementia symptoms
  • Improve cognitive function and communication
  • Improve fine motor skills
  • Improve emotional wellbeing

Art therapy for aged care residents with dementia

Art therapy is an effective way to improve neuroplasticity in older people and has proven indispensable in helping our affected residents manage the complex emotions that come with cognitive decline.

Motor skills

The perfect therapy for all mobility levels

Painting, drawing, clay sculpting, collage — our art therapies have low physical demands yet encourage residents to hone their focus and precision.


Describe the indescribable

Art is more than a luxury. For many of our residents, these therapy sessions allow them to express both challenging and joyful emotions in unique ways.

Our other lifestyle and wellbeing services

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Our exercise classes are designed to keep residents physically active and engaged, promoting fitness and vitality.

Art Therapy In Aged Care | The Benefits of Art Therapy

Run by licensed therapists, our invaluable art therapy sessions improve residents’ mental, emotional, cognitive and physical abilities. Learn more.

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Music therapy sessions are available to provide residents with emotional and cognitive support, fostering a sense of comfort and well-being.

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A wide variety of engaging activities at Oxa Care cater to residents' interests and preferences, ensuring they have an enriching and fulfilling lifestyle.

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Wellness programs focus on the holistic well-being of our residents, promoting physical and mental health to enhance their overall quality of life.

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Our food services at Oxa Care are designed to provide residents with nutritious and delicious meals, ensuring a pleasurable dining experience.

Why choose Oxa Care?

We take our responsibilities as carers seriously. We’ve made every effort to afford our residents the best possible life, with round-the-clock medical care, personalised treatment plans, and premium facilities.

Custom in-depth care plans

We tailor all of our care and therapy services to the individual needs of our residents, consulting with them, their loved ones, and their existing medical specialists.

Excellence in care and quality

We’re extremely proud to say that our resident experience is considered among the top 1.26% of all aged care homes in Melbourne.

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Exceptional quality and affordable prices

We’ve double-checked our math: our standard rooms are 50% larger than the average ‘premium’ rooms in other aged care facilities. And we don’t charge extra for it. Our comforts and services are available to all our residents and can be paid for with a combination of RAD and DAP payments.

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Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
The RAD is a one-off, government-guaranteed, fully refundable lump sum.
Daily accommodation payment (DAP)
The DAP is a non-refundable accommodation payment that is paid daily.
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$71,500 once off + $97.80/day

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Frequently asked questions

We’ll answer your questions when you come down for a tour. In the meantime, here are answers to some of the more common ones we get.

What sort of art therapies do you offer for aged care residents?

Our art therapy classes use low-impact disciplines to ensure every resident can attend. We commonly use:

  • Painting, including finger painting
  • Drawing
  • Soft-clay sculpting
  • Collage-making
How effective is art therapy?

Numerous studies have shown that art therapies have significant benefits for older people. We’ve helped numerous residents achieve breakthroughs and remain active and emotionally healthy through our art therapy classes.

What if art therapy doesn’t work for me?

It may be that, for one reason or another, our art therapy classes are impossible for you to attend. Or you may find that sessions don’t deliver the relief you need. That’s normal — not all therapies work for all people.

We offer several other types of therapies that you may find more useful. Our therapists will create a bespoke treatment plan just for you, and they’ll make adjustments as needed.

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