Government links that may be of assistance:
- Aged Care Australia
- Department of Health & Ageing
- Department of Veteren Affairs
- Commonwealth Carelink Centre
- Australian Electoral Commission
- Australian Taxation Office
The decision to move into residential aged care is often a time of stress, high emotion and uncertainty. It is an imprtant decision for the person moving and their family. The team here at Sunnymeade Park Aged Care Community will help ease the confusion and assist you to make the transition when the time is right.
We aim to provide you with the right information and guide you through the process step by step. Below are five steps to get you started and provide a better understanding of the process.
Step 1. Assessing Eligibility
Firstly, the person requiring care will need to receive an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) assessment to see if they are eligible for Australian Government support for residential aged care.
Step 2. Finding your Home
After receiving an ACAT assessment, the Department of Social Services' (DSS) Aged Care Home Finder can help you locate a suitable residential aged care facility near you.
Step 3. Understanding the Cost
Visit Centrelink to complete an Income and Assets form. The cost for accomodation will be charged at the highest rate until this is completed. Click here for the latest Department of Social Services Schedule of Resident Fees and Charges.
Step 4. Seek Financial Advice
We offer free admission services and no obligation aged care information sessions but we strongly urge you to speak to your financial adviser and discuss which option best suits your situation.
Step 5. Appropriate Paperwork
Ensure that you have all the relevant and required paperwork to apply for residential ages care. For more detailed information please feel free to contact us to discuss your needs.