How to choose the most appropriate aged care services for your loved ones
How to choose the best aged care services for your loved ones
There are many different types of aged care services available in Australia for our elderly relatives and loved ones, but deciding on the most appropriate can be difficult, especially if you don’t know what to look for. Here are some things to consider when selecting aged care services for your loved ones.
Consider the type of care they need
First and foremost, you should consider your loved one’s individual requirements. What kind of assistance do they need? Do they require assistance with daily tasks like bathing and dressing or do they require more specialised care? Once you’ve identified their needs, you can start looking into different aged care services that might be able to meet those needs.
There are various types of aged care services available, ranging from in-home support to full-time residential care. Consider the type of care your loved one requires and whether the services you’re considering can provide it. It is also important to consider the cost of various aged care services and whether you or your loved one will be able to afford them.
Think about your budget
Aged care services can be costly, so when making a decision, keep your budget in mind. Government subsidies and rebates, such as MyAgedCare, are available to help cover the cost of aged care. You can use the MyAgedCare website to find out if you are eligible for any subsidies or rebates.
Talk to your family and friends
It can be difficult to make a decision about aged care services, but it is important to consider all of your options and make the best decision for you and your loved ones. You can find the ideal solution for your needs with a little planning and research.
What providers are available close to you?
Investigate the service providers available and the services they provide – this will help you narrow down your options. After you’ve completed your research, you can begin contacting providers to learn more about their services. When evaluating providers, it is important to consider accreditation and whether they have received positive feedback. This is essential to ensuring that your loved ones receive quality care.
Direct Care Australia offer aged care services to South Australian seniors. With over 25 years of experience in aged care, we can provide the support you need to live independently at home. We are authorised My Aged Care service providers, offering services including personal care, residential care, domestic assistance, social support and more.
If you need any further assistance on aged care services, contact Teresa Sandona or Kerrie Harding on 1300 122 730 or via email at to discuss the support you seek.