Care within an Aged Care Facility

  • Death, like birth, takes its own time and can rarely be accurately predicted.
  • Discuss with the staff if you would like to assist with your loved one’s care.
  • Consider non-medical alternatives to comfort your loved one such as touching, music and fragrances.

Your Role as a Carer

If you have a loved one who is living in an aged care facility, you may notice a deterioration from week to week, and then maybe from one day to the next, or it may be that staff notify you of changes.  When…

Understanding the facility’s ‘Resident Agreement’

The facility’s ‘Resident Agreement’ which covers the persons rights and responsibilities, will state the criteria as to whether or not the home will be able to provide care at the final stages of life. Further to the agreement, the decision to go to hospital for…