Residential Aged Care Facilities

Key Points

  • A residential aged care home (or Nursing Home) is for people who don’t need to be in a hospital, but can’t be cared for at home.
  • Some aged care centres have special care units for people with serious memory problems such as Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia.
  • Some facilities provide for both short term and long term stays.
  • Visiting various homes and asking questions is the key to understanding if a home is right for you. (Please download the checklist provided on this website).
  • A person must generally be assessed and approved by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) before they can access residential aged care.
  • If you are recommended for residential aged care, you could be asked to pay towards your accommodation costs dependent on your financial situation.
  • Deciding whether to pay a ‘Refundable Accommodation Deposit’ or ‘Daily Accommodation Payment’ is an important decision, usually requiring professional financial advice.

Removals and Storage – Aged Care

This is especially applicable for those family members who live long distances away, or whose commitments leave them with little time to assist with such work. Seniors Relocation Services – are businesses that provide a wide range of services which may include the options…

Useful Links – Residential Aged Care Facilities

Useful Links for Residential Aged Care Facilities: Please note that these links may be subject to change over time.   Australian Government Social Services – My Aged Care – Aged Care Homes Social Services – My Aged Care – Paying for Aged Care…

Aged Care Costs and Payment Methods

You may be asked to pay only part of the accommodation costs, or alternatively, no accommodation costs at all. The Australian Government will first conduct an assessment (via ACATs) of your care needs and your income and assets. They will then advise you…

Government Assessments for subsidised care

This program includes the employment of assessment staff for Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs) and the delivery of assessment services in each State or Territory. ACATs comprehensively assess the care needs of the elderly and assist them to access services most appropriate to…

Finding a Suitable Residential Aged Care Home

The more information you have, the greater your chances of finding the right fit for you or a loved one. It is important to know and understand the types of homes available in your area as this may affect the cost and the…

Residential Aged Care Homes

Most aged care facilities have nursing aides and skilled nurses on hand 24 hours a day. Aged care homes provide accommodation ranging from single rooms with en-suites to rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Some homes are set up like a hospital. The staff provides…