5 Steps into Residential Aged Care
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
- Quality of food provided
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 Care Communities and will vary between them.
- 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