Seniors’ Accommodation Choices

Key Points

  • Retirement village residents live independently, while residential aged care residents require daily assistance with their personal care.
  • Once an illness becomes terminal, people will most likely require palliative care, which is specialised care and support provided for the patient, their carers and families.
  • Residential aged care facilities (or Nursing Homes) offer supported living for those people who need personal assistance and cannot live alone.
  • Entry into a residential aged care facility is restricted by need. A government-appointed Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) will assess the situation and decide if personal assistance is required.
  • The payment structure for residential aged care is totally different to retirement villages.

Senior’s Accommodation Comparisons

Selling your home to move to accommodation that’s easier to maintain and suits your circumstances can be a good lifestyle choice.   It can give you money to invest in your retirement and provide you with more income for your future. The decision to…

Retirement Villages

The majority of villages are ‘campus’ style with single-level villas occupying spacious landscaped grounds. Villages may include recreational and medical facilities, such as community halls, tennis courts, bowling greens, and rooms for visiting doctors or allied health professionals. Some retirement villages are on…

Residential Aged Care Facilities

These facilities offer residents laundry and cleaning services, assistance with personal care, meals, and medication. Entry into a residential aged care facility is restricted by need. In order to move into a facility, the person must be assessed by a government-appointed Aged Care…

Palliative Care

Palliative care is the relatively new name for the specialised way of providing supportive care for any person with a life-threatening illness, approaching the end of their life.  This may occur within any age group, and is available for anyone with a terminal…