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Vacancies in Residential Aged Care

By on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Aged Care Vacancies

Depending on your location, trying to find a vacancy in a residential aged care home (formerly known as hostels or nursing homes) for yourself or a loved one can be a longer process than expected. At Aged Care Online we often receive calls from people who have family members who have reached a stage where aged care is needed. What they often don’t realise is, that being assessed for residential aged care and then finding a suitable home could take at least 2-3 months.

Nursing Homes in Melbourne/Victoria

By on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Finding residential aged care accommodation in Victoria is easy with our comprehensive aged care online directory. You can also refine your search to find aged care homes in Melbourne

The Costs of Residential Aged Care

By on Thursday, February 24, 2011

In Australia there is a minimum cost of aged care set by the Government, which can be covered with the rate of the pension (plus rent assistance). If you are financially disadvantaged then there is financial assistance available. You can find out what you are entitled to by contacting the Aged Care Information Line on 1800 500 853 or by calling Centrelink on 13 23 00.

Home Care Sydney

By on Friday, February 11, 2011

What is Home Care?

Home Care can help elderly people by providing part-time services such as housework, meal preparation, health care et cetera. Therefore if you or someone you know needs help with these tasks but is not ready to move into residential aged care, then Home Care may be something to consider.

To determine what extent of Home Care is needed, the individual needs to be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) which is a free service provided by the Australian Government. 

The assessors will determine which level of home care the individual requires:

  • Level 1 - basic care needs
  • Level 2 - low level care needs
  • Level 3 - intermediate care needs
  • Level 4 - high level care needs

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