Step 1

Obtain a Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney enables you to make important financial and legal decisions on behalf of your loved one.

Step 2

Apply for an ACAT assessment

The wait time for an ACAT assessment can range from one week to four months.

Step 3

Work out the costs of aged care

Every family wants to know that there are enough funds to provide for their loved one’s care.

Step 4

Complete the Request for Income and Assets Assessment form

With 145 questions this form is long and complex, and it is vital that it is completed accurately.

Step 5

Search for a suitable aged care home

How do you know which home will provide the best care for your loved one?

Step 6

Tackle post-move tasks

The thought of selling the family home, and packing up a lifetime of memories, can be incredibly overwhelming.


  • My dad was in a tricky situation, health wise. We had already spent weeks looking for the right nursing home when my neighbour recommended Senexus. Within hours they had provided us with a list of four facilities to look at and the second home we visited was the right one. I can’t thank them, or my neighbour, enough.

    - Cathy
  • I love my dad but felt like I was ready to scream. He has terrible eyesight and difficulty moving unaided, so I was going to his house every night after work to look after him. I felt disloyal even admitting that I needed a break. Senexus were great – supportive and knowledgeable, David arranged for my dad to have a week in respite care. It was the break that both of us needed.

    - Charlie
  • We live in Brisbane and had been paying for my mum to have some help around the home (in Adelaide), but our budget just couldn’t stretch to cover everything. We didn’t even realise that there were government funded home care packages available – thank you Senexus!

    - Margot & John

Does someone you love need aged care?

Learn about the six steps to finding the right aged care home for a loved one.

Download the free aged care guide