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Nursing Homes

  1. Introduction to Nursing Homes

    If you are no longer able to remain living independently at home, moving into a nursing home can ensure quality of life, comfort and give you peace of mind that you’re well looked after.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  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 changes of finding a place quickly.

  6. Legal Agreement

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

  7. 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.

  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. 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. 

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Placement Consultants

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

Find a nursing home

Discover a home with the right care

Help finding a home

  1. Placement consultants help you find the best aged care to suit your needs and will take you through the whole process

Talking Aged Care

  1. Your best source of the latest news, stories and articles about aged care.

Financial assistance

  1. Financial advisors will deal with the complex and time consuming financial issues relating to aged care

DPS Guide to Aged Care

  1. Our printed directory of all public and private nursing homes, low care facilities, community care and retirement living
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