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.
Checkout our moving checklist to ensure the smoothest move possible.
FAQ's - Moving in and my resident agreement
Prior to moving in, it is highly beneficial to meet with team from your selected Care Community to answer any questions and fill all as much of the paperwork as possible. It’s important that you read through and understand all off your documents and resident agreement.
The Resident Agreement is a legal document that outlines the terms of your residency, your rights and responsibilities and also those of Opal as your aged care provider.
Let your family members know your new Care Community address and contact details.
Yes, changes can be made to the Resident Agreement on the condition that both parties, yourself and Opal Healthcare, agrees to the changes.
Below is a checklist of people or organisations who may need to know they are you moving into residential aged care.
☐ Your pension provider.
☐ Australian Tax Office.
☐ Your medical insurance company.
☐ Your superannuation company.
☐ The RTA for your driver’s licence.
☐ Your local post office.
☐ Your bank, building society or credit union.
☐ Your local office of the Australian Electoral Commission.
☐ Other aged care homes to which you may have applied.
☐ Family members. Friends and neighbours.
☐ Doctor and other health professionals.
☐ Your gardener or lawn mowing person.
☐ Your cleaner or other home help.
☐ Meals on Wheels and other community support services.
Your family, friends and carer can assist you with moving in on the day. Our team at our Care Community will also help you on moving day and with the process. For more information you can contact the team at your chosen Care Community or call our general services line at 1300 048 519.