Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

An aged care facility, also known as a nursing home or residential aged care facility, is a place where elderly people who require assistance with daily living tasks can receive support and care.

Individuals residing in a residential care facility require assistance with personal care and often seek respite from daily chores such as cleaning and cooking. Conversely, residents in a nursing home have various medical needs, necessitating round-the-clock medical attention provided by nursing staff.

Aged care facilities are designed for people who are unable to live independently due to physical or cognitive impairments. People who require assistance with tasks such as dressing, eating, bathing, and mobility can benefit from living in an aged care facility.

To apply for aged care, you will need to complete an assessment with the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). The ACAT will assess your eligibility for aged care and determine the level of care you require.

Aged care facilities offer a range of services including accommodation, meals, personal care, nursing care, medication management, and social activities

The cost of living in an aged care facility can vary depending on the level of care required and the location of the facility. The Australian Government subsidises the cost of aged care for eligible residents, and residents may also need to contribute to the cost of their care.

Nursing Homes are allocated subsidies in accordance with the specific care requirements of each resident. Financial assistance for Nursing Home expenses from the government is subjected to means testing, which evaluates an individual’s income and assets to determine eligibility. Consequently, the level of government aid decreases as an individual’s income and assets increase.

The Australian Government provides subsidies for individuals receiving government-subsidised aged care services. Additionally, it offers supplemental funding to assist with the expenses associated with addressing particular care requirements.

You can find an aged care facility by contacting the Aged Care Information Line on 1800 200 422 or by searching online for aged care facilities in your local area.

Aged care facilities in Australia are regulated and accredited by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. You can check the accreditation status of an aged care facility by visiting the Commission’s website or by contacting them directly. Additionally, you can speak to staff and residents at the facility and read online reviews to get an idea of the quality of care provided.

Yes, you can visit your loved one in an aged care facility. However, there may be restrictions on visiting hours and the number of visitors allowed, particularly during times of public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

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