Where to start
Aged care can seem complicated and we want to make it as easy as possible to make the right decisions for you or someone you love. Our range of guides and ‘Aged care made simple’ video can assist in answering some of the questions you may have when considering if aged care home is right for you or your loved one.
Once you have decided aged care is the right option, there are five main steps you’ll need to undertake
- Organise an aged care assessment
- Organise a financial assessment
- Find the right care home
- Arrange your finances
- Sign a resident agreement
Step 1 - Arrange an aged care assessment
Step 2 – Complete a Centrelink Financial assessment form
Step 3 - Find the right aged care home
Once you have finalised your ACAT/ACAS assessment with the My Aged Care team, you will be ready to start arranging tours around aged care homes to find the right one for you or your loved one.
You can get information about aged care homes in your area from the My Aged Care website or find out where your nearest Bupa care home is via our care home search. Once you’ve compiled a shortlist of homes, it’s a good idea to visit as many of them as possible as although homes may offer similar services, they are all unique. Visiting them in person is always best to see for yourself the accommodation and services on offer.