Beginning your search for a suitable Aged Care home
Aged care assessment
Firstly, before choosing a care home you’ll need to undergo an aged care assessment from the Government and it is advised that you carry out a Centrelink income and asset assessment form. These will confirm your eligibility for entry into residential aged care and help you determine any costs you may need to contribute to your care. Once you have received both your ACAT(or ACAS if you live in Victoria) assessment letter and your income and asset assessment letter, it is easier for you to start arranging tours of aged care homes to find the right one for you or your loved one.
Taking a tour of your chosen homes
What to consider when choosing an aged care home
When choosing an aged care home, it’s important to select a home that offers you the right care and support. At Bupa, the health and care of our residents is our reason for being; that’s why we put the person first in everything we do. We believe it’s important to embrace the individuality of every resident. Watch our video to find out how.
Choosing a care home checklist
We’ve also produced a handy guide and checklist to help you understand what to look for when taking a tour which can help you with comparing the homes you are considering. It covers important aspects such as what you see, hear and feel on entering the home and throughout the tour.