Thinking about aged care options for someone else
Thinking about the aged care plans of a loved one can feel daunting, but we can help you understand the different options and start the conversation.
Whether it’s your parents, grandparents, a friend or someone you care for, being able to talk with them about their plans and preferences as they get older will help them to live where and how they choose.
Start the conversation by asking them:
- about their plans
- what they would like to do
- the lifestyle they want
- where they see themselves living in the short and long-term.
Ask them to share their plans and preferences so you can understand how to support their choices.
Your involvement, support and help finding the information they need will ensure changes aren’t forced on your loved ones if their circumstances change quickly.
Help to stay at home
For many of us, our preference is to continue to live in our home.
Different service and funding options are available through RDNS to help people continue to live independently at home.
Take some time to get to understand these options:
- The Commonwealth Home Support Programme is best if they need a little bit of help or short-term support.
- Home Care Packages are available for those with more regular or complex care needs.
- Nursing or health care can be arranged via their GP or hospital or by calling us on 1300 761 577.
Understanding your aged care options
Home Care Packages (HCP) and the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) are designed to help people stay at home as they get older - find out the main differences and how they could help you.Read our blog
How we can help
You can call us at any time for free advice on how to navigate the aged care system.