Finding the care you need
If you or a loved one need a little assistance with everyday tasks in your own home, respite care or 24/7 care, there are range of aged care options available to suit your individual needs and lifestyle. Trying to figure out the services that best suit you can be a daunting task, but there is help available to help you choose.
If you are just beginning to search for aged care help, there are a number of services that are designed to assist you in getting the care you need. These services are often called Aged Care Placement Services or Aged Care Advocacy Services.
These services will work with you to figure out the type of aged care that will work best for your needs. They will also ensure you are well supported in your aged care journey and make it easier to make decisions about aged care.
There are a number of aged care options that a Placement or Advocacy Consultant may recommend. These will most likely include:
Home care (also known as help at home, in-home care, home help or in-home nursing) will assist you to remain living independently in the comfort of your own home. If you are finding it increasingly difficult to manage daily tasks, home care can include assistance with personal care, cleaning, washing, grocery shopping, medical care, transport and more.
Find out more about home care services.
Respite care (also known as short-term care) allows you to receive help after a hospital stay or support if your regular carer is taking a break. Respite care can be offered in your own home, at a respite care facility or a residential aged care home.
Find out more about respite care options.
Residential Aged Care
Residential aged care homes (also known as nursing homes) are there for you if you are no longer able to live safely or independently in your own home. Residential aged care homes offer 24/7 support.
Find out more about residential aged care homes.
Are you new to aged care? The links below will answer some of your questions about the aged care process: