Aged Care is a term covering home care, aged care homes and respite care for people who are 65 years and older (or 50 years or older for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people). You may be eligible for aged care services if you need assistance with everyday tasks.
THINKING ABOUT YOUR FUTURE
What do you want your future life to look like? While you are still active and well, think ahead. Put some time into researching and planning. Talk to your friends and family and keep notes on what you would like and what look like good options – and what you would like to avoid.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING?
Find out if you are eligible for government-funded aged care services on the MY AGED CARE website – click here
AGEING IN PLACE
As you grow older your needs may change. Ageing in Place means that you are not required to move from where you currently live to another facility with specialised care when your care needs become higher.
There are different ways to provide ageing in place as your care needs increase:
- Providing services that enable you to stay in your own home for longer. This might be either privately funded or government-subsidised.
- Support services and nursing homes attached to a retirement village, so you can remain in the same community.
- Care in an aged care home that allows you to stay in the same facility.
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