Understanding the aged care system is challenging. Below are a range of aged care information guides designed to get you started. They provide an easy-to-understand introduction to the issues and options you may need to consider if you are seeking residential aged care services in South Australia.
For more information, or to discuss your unique needs and circumstances, please contact Senexus to make an appointment.
1. Enduring Power of Attorney
Make sure your finances are looked after, even if you are unable to do so yourself, by appointing an Enduring Power of Attorney.
2. Making a Will
Ensure your property and possessions go to the people of your choice with a valid Will.
3. Advance Care Directive
A written record of your wishes and preferences when it comes to future health and personal care decisions.
4. What is Residential Aged Care?
Residential aged care in a nutshell.
5. Eligibility for Residential Aged Care
In order to apply for a place in an aged care home you need to have an ACAT assessment.
6. Finding the Right Aged Care Home
Finding the right home can be a challenge. Learn more about how you can find the aged care home that best suits you or your loved one.
7. The Resident Agreement
A legal document, make sure you fully understand the terms and conditions set out in your Resident Agreement before you sign it.
8. Your Rights as a Resident of an Aged Care Home
Did you know that your rights (and responsibilities) as a resident of an aged care home in Australia are set out in a standard Charter of Residents’ Rights and Responsibilities?
10. Living in Your New Aged Care Home
It can be a very difficult transition, but there are steps you can take to make it that little bit easier.
11. Respite Care
Short term care in an aged care facility for someone who is normally cared for at home.
12. Residential Aged Care Fees and Charges Explained
An easy to read overview of the main fees and charges that residents of an aged care facility may be asked to pay.