Making the decision to transition a family member or loved one into an aged care facility is one of the hardest decisions you will ever have to make.
The process is often complicated and complex so here is our four step process.
1. Understand Your Options
The first step is to arrange an Aged Care Assessment. The assessment is used to provide access to permanent residential care, resident respite care or home care.
2. Research Aged Care Facilities
Start your planning by researching aged care facilities. It is best to visit a number of facilities to determine what is suitable based on your needs. You will then be required to apply to those facilities that you prefer.
3. The Financials
There are many financials involved in aged care with the main costs being:-
- facility’s accommodation
- means tested care fee
- daily care fees (depending on what is required or requested)
You may be eligible for government benefits depending on your circumstances. This can be quite complex so it is important for you to be able to seek professional advice on how to maximise your entitlements and minimise fees.
4. Manage Ongoing Obligations
Once in aged care, there are ongoing obligations that need to be considered, whilst also keeping up-to-date with government changes relating to government agencies and legislation.
Aged Care is a specialist area and we understand that when you are making decisions that will impact directly on the quality of life and comfort of your loved one, you need someone you can trust.
Call us today for a confidential initial consultation.
This information is of a general nature only and has been provided without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Because of this, you should consider whether the information is appropriate in light of your particular objectives, financial situation and needs.