Residential aged care provides live-in care for people requiring full time assistance. Care planning is an important part of care and care needs can change over time. Care planning can also include palliative care. Residential aged care provides more intensive care than provided through home care support packages. The Australian government subsidises a range of aged care homes. This helps to reduce the cost of care for residents.
My Aged Care has useful information on types of care as well as information on how to find an aged care home.
When you are looking for a suitable aged care home it is useful to visit the facility and meet staff. My Aged Care has put together a list of questions you may want to think about and talk about during your visit. Some but not all aged care homes provide palliative care. It is important to ask.
On these pages you will find information about entering residential aged care, communicating with staff, and palliative care needs. For detailed information about the care you or the person entering residential aged care can expect, you should talk to the facility concerned.
Page last updated 25 January 2022