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Nursing Homes

Applying to Nursing Homes

As soon as you have been approved by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) for Government funded residential care you can begin looking for your future home.

What is My Aged Care?

My Aged Care is a Government operated website and contact centre that can help older Australians access Government funded in home support options, community care or residential aged care.

  1. Urgent admission into aged care

    Ideally, you want to spend time preparing yourself or a loved one for a potential move into aged care. But what happens if you don't have a plan in place and then there is an emergency and you can no longer stay at home by yourself?

  2. Nursing Home Costs

    So you have chosen, or been offered, a bed in a nursing home where you would like to live, but how much do you have to pay?

  3. Nursing Home Fee Estimator

    Use the Nursing home fee estimator to help you to work out an estimate of what costs and fees you'll be asked to pay when accessing aged care services.

  4. Assessment & Finding a Home

    Understanding the processes before you can move into an aged care home doesn't need to be difficult. This guide will bring you up to speed - so let's get started!

  5. Waiting Lists & Vacancies

    Nursing homes don’t always have a place available for you straight away and it is wise to apply for more than one home to increase your chances of finding a place quickly.

  6. Moving into a Home

    The process of moving in is often referred to as the ‘admission process’ and starts with an initial introduction, orientation and assessment.

  7. Legal Agreement

    The Resident Agreement is a legal agreement between you and your aged care home.

  8. Dementia

    It may begin with forgetting where you left your car keys and can eventually lead to potentially dangerous situations such as forgetting to switch off the heater or kitchen stove.

  9. What is ACFI and how does it affect my care?

    There is a lot of talk around the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) and how important it is for aged care facilities to utilise it properly to provide services to their residents.

    But what is ACFI and how does it benefit people in aged care and the level of care they receive?

  10. Respite Care

    Caring for a loved one is a valuable and rewarding job but also a tough one, and as a carer it’s easy to forget about your own well being. 

  11. Palliative Care

    There comes a time when a person living with a serious illness approaches their end of life and may require additional support. This guide covers what you need to know about end-of-life care and how to get care.

  12. Transition Care

    The Transition Care Program provides short term support and assistance for older people after completing any necessary acute and sub-acute care in a hospital.

  13. Veterans Care

    If you are a veteran, war widow or war widower, there are a number of age care services supported by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) that you may be able to access.

  14. Financial Advisors

    Dealing with complex financial issues at a time when your main concern is the health and welfare of loved ones can be challenging, not to mention time consuming and very confusing.

  15. Planning for an emergency while in aged care

    Australia is currently experiencing the worst bushfires in its history, stretching across New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Victoria and into Queensland, along with widespread spot fires in South Australia, the Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia.

  16. Placement Consultants

    Needing to place a loved one into an aged care home can be a highly stressful event for families and carers.

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