By News Admin on
29/11/2013 1:26 PM
When planning a move into aged care for yourself or a loved one, there are a number of questions that need to be taken into consideration:
· What are my options for assisted living?
· What type of facility should I choose?
· What are the costs?
· What do I do with the existing family home?
Often these decisions need to be made in a hurry, causing additional stress at an already emotional time. Planning ahead and understanding all the issues around aged care can give you comfort around the decisions you make and ensure you manage the financial impact of this transition.
What are the options for assisted living?
The Australian aged care system provides a range of care options including community aged care and residential aged care. However, prior to making this move, it is necessary for the resident to undergo an assessment of their physical and mental ability by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT).
This assessment generally...