Moving permanently into residential aged care is a major life transition. As with any significant change, feelings of loss, fear, uncertainty and sadness are common for you and your mum or dad.
What is aged care?
When elderly members of our community are unable to support themselves in their home, and their clinical needs become too great for family, they can move into specially designed aged care accommodation. These are referred to as aged care facilities, or, previously, nursing homes. Find out more about aged care here
What do I tell mum and dad?
Talking with mum or dad about the possibility of transitioning into residential aged care can be a stressful and difficult time for you and them. Find out more about how to broach this subject here
Managing your finances
There are a range of fees and charges involved in residential aged care. Find out more about aged care fees here
You and your mum or dad may need time and support to adjust to and continue growing through this time of change in their lives. Find out more about how to handle the transition to aged care here
Things to do
There are plenty of opportunities for residents and visitors to share and engage in pleasurable activities and celebrations together within the our aged care residences. Staff are there to share some of the different ways you can maintain meaningful visits. Find out more about life within our aged care residences here