5 Steps into Residential Aged Care
Make sure the person requiring care has had an ACAT assessment.
Search for a residential aged care home suitably located.
Understand the costs associated with residential aged are.
Ensure you have all relevant paperwork to apply for residential aged care.
Check out our moving checklist to ensure the smoothest move possible.
FAQ's on how to find aged care that is right for you
Using our find a Care Community search tool, you can filter through Care Communities based on the aged care services they provide and their location. Here you will be provided a list with details of each Care Community including accommodation options, pricing, life in our Care Communities and contact details.
We highly recommend visiting a range of Care Communities as it will help you better understand the lifestyle, services available, room suitably and gives you the opportunity to ask any questions to our team.
Some important things to consider when finding an aged care home includes:
- Your health, physical, mental, social and spiritual needs.
- Budget and costs
- Accreditation and reputation
- Safety and accessibility
- On-site services such as allied health, palliative care, dementia care and transport
- Food some important questions to the providers you meet with.
Although most aged care homes provide additional health services, the range of services and support available will vary in availability, cost and quality. Some of the additional aged care and disability services we offer include:
- Respite care
- Dementia care
- Palliative and end of life care
- Wellness centres (rehabilitation and allied health)
To apply to one of Care Communities you will need to fill out application form and return it to the administrative officer in your preferred Care Community. You can find our application form and detailed steps of the process here.
You can apply to as many Care Communities as you wish. Once you accept a place please ensure you let the other Care Communities know that you no longer require their assistance.
Accommodation Charge (the cost of your room) - These are set by individual homes and varies from home to home
- Basic Daily Care Fee (meals, laundry, cleaning and other day-to-day costs) – These are set by the Australian Government and is the same across every home in Australia.
- Means-Tested Care Fee (to supplement the cost of your overall care) - These are set by the Australian Government based on an assessment of your personal financial situation.
- Additional Services Fee or Extra Services Fee - (higher-end services and accommodation) These are set by individual homes and varies from home to home.In some homes, Additional Services or Extra Services are optional and in other homes, residents are required to purchase these services as a condition of entry