The Aged Care Checklist
A little forward thinking goes a long way
When it comes to choosing the right type of care and services, it can be hard to know where to start. So, to help make the process a little easier, we have developed this simple checklist of the key things you should be considering, which will help you decide the best type of care for your needs, and make the transition to aged care as stress-free as possible. Let’s get started.
Decide how much help that you need and the type of lifestyle you would like
As you get older, your lifestyle and other needs will change. Sometimes these changes are gradual, and may include a slow decline in health or independence, or you may experience a sudden health or life event that leads to the need for greater support or health care services. To help you make those important decisions about how you want your life to be, let’s consider your options.
Are you the healthy retiree?
It’s time to retire, you’re independent and healthy, and you’re thinking you’d like to downsize.
An Independent Living option is a great solution for the retiree who is still very active and in good health. With a choice of a range of modern, comfortable, and affordable home options, you will enjoy a rewarding retirement in your own home, focused on freedom, lifestyle, and experiences. Like to get out and about? You will love the diverse range of activities and community connection opportunities, and privacy and peace-of-mind will be the hallmarks of your Independent Living lifestyle.
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Would you like to stay at home but need some help?
Would you like to stay in your own home during your ageing journey, but perhaps you need a helping hand with some of your day-to-day chores and activities? There are many care and support services available to make your life easier and more comfortable at home. You may be eligible for subsidised assistance with personal care, domestic assistance, meals, transport, health and social support, with several different levels of support available that will suit your individual needs.
Home & Community Care Services >
Do you need some short-term help?
There are many reasons why we might need a helping hand for a short time. Perhaps you’ve had a setback, and need help getting your independence back, or you’re recovering from an accident or illness. Have you been in hospital, or need help during pregnancy complications or cancer treatments? It may be that your regular carer needs a break to attend to some important business, and wants to make sure that everything remains great for you. You have many short-term help options to choose from to suit your unique circumstances.
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Do you feel you might like more long-term care?
If you are thinking it’s time to consider a more permanent solution, a residential aged care home may be just what you are looking for. Residential care lets you live in a fully supported environment with 24 hour a day help and care, and may be the best solution to help you with day-to-day tasks or your health. If you are looking for the peace-of-mind that comes with living in an environment where you can count on your individual needs being supported every day, then residential care offers everything that you need.
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