Here at Opal Aged Care, we understand the decision to move into residential aged care is a significant one and it is important to choose accommodation that meets your needs and your budget. Whilst all aged care homes in Australia are strictly regulated by the government to ensure a high standard of care across the sector, you will find that accommodation differs. We are here to support throughout the entire process by helping to understand everything you need to know about aged care.

To help you navigate your way through finding the right accommodation, we have developed a Step by Step guide about aged care. This booklet will help you understand the process from your enquiry to placement and ensure you have what you need along the way. Included in this booklet are details on:

  • What residential aged care is and how to find out about eligibility
  • How to apply for a place in an aged care home and the information you will need along the way
  • What to expect from an aged care home

As specialists in aged care, we know how important it is to communicate with families and residents. We also realise that by delivering the highest quality of care, you and your family are free to focus on the things that really matter – and that’s spending time together.

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Learn more about aged care

At Opal Aged Care we aim to make the process of moving into aged care as simple and as stress free as possible. We want you to have a firm understanding about aged care and all the steps involved in the journey. Below are some external government links that will assist you with any additional questions you might have.

My Aged Care – call 1800 200 422

Department of Health and Ageing

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Australian Electoral Commission

Medicare

Australian Taxation Office