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.


  • David’s experience was invaluable, in calculating all costs, explaining the whole process clearly and he even negotiated with the aged care facility... We would not hesitate to recommend Senexus to others trying to decipher this emotional aged care process for their loved ones.

    - S, 2018
  • Our father's transfer went so smoothly and he settled into his new home quickly and with ease - which pleases us greatly. Thank you Senexus!

    - C, 2018
  • After my somewhat frustrating attempts to negotiate the aged care placement system, the move to engage the services of Senexus was certainly a great relief which resulted in a fantastic placement offer.

    - S&J, 2018
  • Your in depth knowledge, empathy for our specific circumstances and sense of urgency assisted and supported our family at a very stressful time

    - D, 2016

Does someone you love need aged care?

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