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Nursing Homes

Aged care homes that provide various levels of personal and nursing care on a permanent basis or for a shorter stay.
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Aged Care Home

A live-in facility providing 24-hour care and support for seniors who are unable to continue living at home.

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.

Information guides

Browse our collection of clear and informative articles explaining the ins and outs of nursing homes.

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.

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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.

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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.

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