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  1. ACAT/ACAS and Assessment

    When you are no longer able to manage at home without assistance, an ACAT can help you, and your carer, determine what kind of care will best suit your needs.

  2. Accreditation

    All funded homes must meet required accreditation standards and demonstrate continuous improvement with regard to the quality of care and services provided to residents.

  3. Advocacy

    Most of the time aged care services work well and the people who use them are happy with the service they receive. However, sometimes there is a problem, and you may need help to speak up and have the problem resolved.

  4. Applying to Nursing Homes

    As soon as you have been approved by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) for Government funded residential care you can begin looking for your future home.

  5. Assessing your needs and eligibility

    To work out exactly what kind of help you need at home, you need to be assessed. If you would like Government assistance for home support, this starts with an initial screening when you get in touch with the My Aged Care contact centre.

  6. Assessment & Finding a Home

    Understanding the processes before you can move into an aged care home doesn't need to be difficult. This guide will bring you up to speed - so let's get started!

  7. Case Managers

    It is possible to remain living in your own home with a little bit of help. However, with so many services available, it can be challenging to know where to start and which one to use.

  8. Centre Based Care (CBC)

    Living independently and engaging with people in social groups can be difficult as a person grows older – but it’s not impossible.

  9. Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

    If you want to stay in your own home, but need some help with daily tasks, or require entry level care, the Commonwealth Home Support Programme may be able to help.

  10. Consumer Directed Care (CDC)

    Flexibility and choice in the direction of your future

  11. Costs for Home Care

    The Australian Government subsidises the delivery of home care services and packages. However, if you can afford to, you are expected to contribute to the cost of your care.

  12. Counselling

    Placing a family member into care can be life changing. There are many factors, both physically and psychologically, that may arise which families sometimes find too difficult to cope with by themselves.

  13. Culturally Specific Environments

    Our food, music, special cultural celebrations and languages can provide this comfort and confirm our individual identity.

  14. Daily Living in a Nursing Home

    Moving house is often stressful and it will take time to settle into your new environment.

  15. Day Therapy Centres (DTC)

    Day Therapy Centres offer physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, podiatry and other therapy services to older people living in the community and who are residents of Commonwealth funded aged care homes.

  16. Dementia

    It may begin with forgetting where you left your car keys and can eventually lead to potentially dangerous situations such as forgetting to switch off the heater or kitchen stove.

  17. Financial Advisors

    Dealing with complex financial issues at a time when your main concern is the health and welfare of loved ones can be challenging, not to mention time consuming and very confusing.

  18. Finding the Right Village

    You want your retirement to be long, happy and stress free, and where you live plays a major role in this.

  19. Home Care Package Fee Estimator

    Use the home care fee estimator to help you to work out an estimate of what costs and fees you'll be asked to pay when accessing aged care services in your home.

  20. Home Care Packages (HCP)

    A Home Care Package provides Government funded services that will help you to remain at home for as long as possible, as well as providing choice and flexibility in the way that the care and support is provided.

  21. Home and Community Care (HACC)

    The HACC program only operates in WA and provides a range of basic home support services so you can continue living independently at home for longer.

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Placement consultants

  1. Placement consultants help you find the best aged care to suit your needs and will take you through the whole process

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  1. Financial advisors and consultants will deal with the complex and time consuming financial issues relating to aged care

DPS Guide to Aged Care

  1. Our printed directory of all public and private nursing homes, low care facilities, community care and retirement living

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