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. The best place to start is to ask your personal doctor and he will either complete the assessment or refer you to a facility that can assist.
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 contact us at Total Aged Care Solutions and we can assist you with negotiating the best solution for you.
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.
Gaining professional financial advice at this point is critical to ensure that you get the best financial outcome for your personal circumstances. At Total Aged Care Solutions we can assist in calculating the best scenario to suit your current and ongoing financial needs. Understanding what is possible to achieve when considering aged care is a very important step in the process. Most aged care facilities will only advise you of the total bond costs which is not the only solution to finding the right place. Bonds can be funded in a number of ways and it is important to consider all options prior to committing. Total Aged Care Solutions can assist with all these calculations making your decision far easier and preparing you for the new lifestyle you are about to embark upon.
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 Website.
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