What are nursing homes?
If you’re unable to live independently in your own home you may choose to move into a nursing home. These provide various levels of personal and nursing care on a permanent basis or for a shorter stay. This type of accommodation is most commonly referred to as 'aged care home', but may also be called 'residential aged care home', 'aged care facility', or 'high and low care facility'. All of these terms are used to describe the same type of accommodation.
All Government funded care homes must meet certain care and living standards and you will need approval before you can move into one. Privately owned businesses such as 'Supported Residential Services or Facilities (SRS/F)' can provide accommodation and care similar to residential aged care without Government approval but on a fee for care basis.