An Aged Care home, also known as a nursing home or residential Aged Care facility, provides accommodation and health care for seniors who can no longer continue living in their own home.
The reasons a person cannot stay at home are varied:
- Unable to manage at home without help
- Increasing pressure on the carer
- An emergency
Seniors in Aged Care homes get assistance with day-to-day tasks like meals, cleaning and laundry. Qualified nursing staff provide 24-hour health care, including showering, toileting, dressing, grooming, continence management, medication management and wound care.
Many TriCare Aged Care Residences also provide complex and specialised types of health and medical care, such as Dementia Care, Palliative Care and rehabilitation.