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How to Access Residential Aged Care

on Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Finding an aged care home for yourself or a loved one can be a stressful and daunting task. Many people don’t even know where to begin so we have put together a quick and simple guide to assist you with finding a place in residential aged care.

Determine your eligibility

The first thing to do when looking for residential aged care, is find out whether you are eligible for government subsidised aged care. To do this, you will need to undergo and Aged Care Assessment.

Call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to  register & organise an Aged Care Assessment.

Find a suitable aged care residence

Once you have determined your eligibility for government subsidised aged care, the next step is to find an aged care home that suits the needs of you or your loved one. To begin your search for residential aged care near you, simply click on your state below:

Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia

All you have to do is type in your desired suburb and a list of nearby aged care homes will be displayed. Here, you’ll be able to view current vacancies available, approximate costs, photos, virtual tours and reviews. You’ll also be able to contact the aged care home directly, either by phone or filling out an online enquiry form.

Find out about your payment options

When it comes to paying for residential aged care, costs can differ depending on your financial situation. You’ll be able to discuss the costs directly with your desired aged care provider. For a more in-depth look at the costs associated with aged care, click here.

If you don’t think you or your loved one are ready to move into residential aged care, but still require some help with everyday tasks, visit our Home Care services page to search for home care providers who can assist with your needs.

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