Is an assessment required to enter residential aged care?
As all of Arcare’s aged care communities are government funded, potential residents will need to be assessed by the government as requiring care.
This assessment lets us know what type of care your loved one may require, allowing us to claim government funding to reduce fees.
How do I book an Aged Care Assessment?
Aged care assessments are conducted by the My Aged Care Team. They can be contacted on 1800 200 422 or at www.myagedcare.gov.au
What happens once an Aged Care Assessment has been made?
The next step is to find an Arcare aged care residence in Victoria or Queensland that will best suit your loved one and your family.
Enquiries can be directed to 1300 272 273, where we will match you to an aged care residence that meets the care needs and financial situation of your loved one. We can also organise a tour of the chosen Arcare aged care residence on your behalf.
What do I look for when selecting an aged care residence?
A good way to know if it’s the right aged care residence is by talking to staff and residents. Interacting with others and seeing how everyone interacts with each other will give a good indication of culture and atmosphere. You should also look for cleanliness from the moment you step through the door through to every room in the residence.