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When is the Right Time for Aged Care?

A lot of people struggle with the decision to place a loved one in aged care, they often ask when is the right time?

Whilst there is no easy time to place a loved one in aged care, many people reach the right time when they realise they can no longer practically provide care for their loved one by themselves.

Many people choose to begin with Home Care services, which means that the elderly person can remain living in their own home while care staff visit for a set amount of hours each week. 

Home Care is a logical first step and can help your loved one stay in their home for as long as possible.

However, some people will progress to a point where part-time nursing care in their own home is no longer practical, and they need to be cared for 24 hours a day by professionally trained staff. 

Once you fear for your loved ones health, safety and wellbeing, despite part-time nursing care and informal caring by other family members and friends, then you have most likely reached the right time for permanent residential aged care.



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Article posted:Nov 10, 2020
Category: Making the decision


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