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How to apply for a nursing home

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 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.

  3. Tips for moving into a nursing home

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. Is respite care for me?

    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. 

  7. What is palliative care for?

    There comes a time when a person living with a serious illness requires early intervention palliative care or is approaching the end of their life and may require additional support. This guide covers what you need to know about palliative care and how to get care.

  8. Do I need transition care?

    If you end up in hospital for a time due to a health problem and are soon to be released back to your home, you may want to engage the Transition Care Program which can assist you in transitioning back into everyday life.

  9. How can Veterans Care support me?

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

  10. What a financial advisor can do for you

    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.

  11. Planning for an emergency while in aged care

    Australia experienced the worst bushfires in its history in late 2019 to early 2020, 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.

  12. How can a placement consultant assist me?

    Needing to place a loved one into an aged care home can be a highly stressful event for families and carers. This process can be eased significantly with the help of an aged care placement consultant. 

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