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 accommodation. These are referred to as aged care facilities, or, previously, nursing homes.
We call our aged care accommodation ‘residences,’ as we strive to foster inclusive communities where all community members feel supported to pursue personally meaningful goals and life experiences.
Is an assessment required to enter aged care?
All of our aged care communities are government funded and all potential residents need to be assessed by the government as requiring care. This assessment lets us know what type of care your loved one may require, and allows us to claim government funding to reduce fees.
How do I get an aged care assessment?
Aged care assessments, called an ACAT (QLD) or ACAS (VIC), are conducted by local ACAS /ACAT teams. Local GPs can assist with arranging an assessment or regional ACAT/ACAS teams can be easily contacted on: 1800 200 422 or via 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 that will best suit your loved one and your family. Enquiries can be directed to 1300 272 273, where we will match you to a residence that meets the care needs and financial situation of your loved one.
Our employees can also organise a personal tour of the chosen residence on your behalf – click here to book a tour.
What services do residents receive in aged care?
At all of our residences offer the following services:
– 24/7 nursing care
– Furniture in each suite (residents are also welcome to bring their own furniture and decorate)
– Assistance with everyday tasks, such as personal hygiene and dressing
– All meals
– Electricity costs
– Heating and cooling
– Outings and lifestyle activities
Extra services & Arcare Signature
Some of our residences offer additional living and social experiences that residents are welcome to pay for on a daily basis. The amount varies between each residence. Follow this link to find out more
We provide optional amenities within each residence that all residents and their families are welcome to use during their time with us. These amenities will incur a charge.
Expect to see the following in our residences:
– Hair and nail salons
– Allied health support services (such as physiotherapy)
– Wireless internet