Aged Care Options
Aged care options for loved ones may be difficult to understand and it can be hard to make decisions when limited information is available to you. Understanding where to start and recognising the financial challenges can be a lot to take on and handle on your own. Options available include staying at home, moving to a retirement village or moving to an aged care home. Each option presents its own challenges and below we outline some of the key points to consider.
Independence with support
If minimal care is required, then staying at home may be an option to consider. If you are considering staying at home, it is important to recognise what support is required to ensure the right level of care is being provided.
Types of support to consider include:
- Assistance with daily physical activity
- Meal preparation and grocery shopping
- Housework and domestic help
- Assistance with transportation
- Nursing care or counselling
Retirement villages have the benefit of allowing your loved one to live a partially independent life whilst still maintaining community involvement within the village. Usually, retirement villages have onsite management and facilities that encourage social and physical activities.
It is important to understand the costs involved in living within a retirement village to determine whether this is the ideal option.
If your loved one requires more care, an aged care home may be necessary to ensure the right support is available. An aged care home provides an extra level of care with day-to-day activities and health care. This can be an option to consider for short-term or temporary care if your loved one is recovering from an illness, or it can provide a long-term solution for those who can no longer live an independent life. An aged care assessment is provided to identify the types of support required and the options can be considered from there.
What we can offer
Our team can provide advice on aged care options to ensure you choose the solution best suited to your situation. We provide you with information on support services and determine the most cost-effective solution. Contact one of our specialists today to see how we can help you or your loved one.