What is Residential Aged Care?
Residential aged care is for senior Australians who can no longer live independently at home. Residential aged care provides accommodation and personalised care 24 hours a day, supporting residents in their health and wellbeing needs. Alongside enabling residents to maintain their independence as much as possible, residential aged care provides assistance with continence management, mobility, medication administration and more.
What is the difference between a Care Home & Nursing Home?
A care home is another name for a nursing home or residential aged care.
Who is eligible for residential aged care?
Entry to residential aged care is based on a person's need for care and requires assessment by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). The My Aged Care website provides information on organising an assessment. More information is available here
What's the average cost of a nursing home?
The Basic Daily Care Fee, which is set by government, is paid by every resident and contributes to their care and living expenses. Depending on individual circumstances there may also be other charges such as a Means Tested Care Fee and Accommodation payment. More information is available here
What does a nursing home cost?
Costs vary depending on the level of care required, the location of the home, and the resident's financial circumstances. This includes a Basic Daily Care Fee, Means Tested Fee and an Accommodation Payment or Contribution. Further details can be found here. Each of our residential care homes range in cost depending on location and services available. The Basic Daily Care Fee, which is set by government, is paid by every resident and contributes to their care and living expenses. Depending on individual circumstances there may also be other charges such as a Means Tested Care Fee and Accommodation payment. More information is available here
What's the difference between Retirement Villages and nursing homes?
Our retirement villages focus on your independence and provide opportunities to enjoy and active and social lifestyle. Residential aged care homes provide round-the-clock care and support while also encouraging independence and personal choice.
How many residential aged care facilities does Anglicare have?
Anglicare currently has over 20 residential aged care homes. More information is available here.
Do you provide Dementia Care at your Aged Care Homes?
All of Anglicare’s Residential Aged Care homes are designed to support residents living with dementia through our memory support units. All our memory support care provides respect, dignity and inclusion while maintaining care that is current and evidence based. Throughout our wider organisation, specialist staff, researchers and chaplains work together to better understand the needs of people living with dementia so we can care in the ways that best support them and their families.
What services are provided in Residential Aged Care
The range of care and services vary according to the needs of the resident. For all residents however, the following are provided:
- Staff to provide help at all times including in emergency situations
- Assistance with daily living activities such as bathing, showering, dressing and mobility
- Assistance with medications
- Meals and refreshments, taking into account special dietary needs
- Basic furnishings including curtains, chairs, beds, bed linen, bath towels, soap and toilet paper
- Laundry service, cleaning service and maintenance of buildings and grounds
- Social activities
What is aged care?
Aged care encompasses a range of support for seniors who require assistance with everyday living, personal care and clinical care. It can be provided in the person's own home (Home Care), or in a residential aged care home.
What is an aged care facility?
Aged care facilities, previously called nursing homes, are now better known as residential aged care homes.
What is high care in aged care?
High care includes personal and clinical care for residents who require assistance with most daily living tasks and activities.
What's the difference between assisted living and nursing homes?
Residential aged care provides clinical and person assistance on a full-time basis. Assisted living focuses on lifestyle and lower care needs.