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Understanding Residential Aged Care

TriCare Aged Care Residences, also known as nursing homes, are safe home-like environments designed for seniors who can no longer live at home without assistance or need help with personal tasks, such as medication management, showering and nutritious meals.

Reasons can include a decline in health, disability, an emergency, or the carer cannot provide the best possible care anymore.

Whether you or your loved one require Respite, Permanent, Specialised, Dementia or Palliative Care, at our Aged Care Residences, you will receive all you need to maintain your wellbeing and quality of life.

We Care Like Family

For more than half a century, we have been helping families by caring for their loved ones as if they were our own family. With TriCare, you enjoy peace of mind knowing your mum, dad or relative will be in safe hands while receiving 24/7 genuine care in our homely residences.

Each residence has a dedicated team of Registered Nurses, qualified Carers, Lifestyle Coordinators and a professional Chef expertly managed by our Facility and Clinical Managers. Our teams have the experience and dedication to support seniors from low care to complex needs and from Respite Care to Secure Dementia and Palliative Care.

Residents also have access to physiotherapy, podiatry, diversional, occupational speech therapies, GP, and other services like dietary, beauty, and wellness to feel and look their best.

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Residential Aged Care Options

Permanent Care

Full-time care for seniors, including Dementia and Palliative Care

Respite Care

Short-term care to rest and recharge, for a few days or weeks

Specialised Care

Dedicated and specialised care in a secure, homely environment

Feedback From Our Residents & Their Families

My mum moved in just before Covid-19 hit. I couldn’t ask for better care and attention to detail afforded to her. Many thanks to the managers, nurses, staff and kitchen for everything you do. It really is much appreciated by our family.

Tess Beck (Annerley Aged Care Residence)

Staff always happy, greet you with a smile. My mother, a resident for the last 4 years has always been cared and looked after exceptionally well, she is contented and has no negative feelings for any of the carers what is most important.

Craig Appleby (Labrador Aged Care Residence)

I have both my parents living at TriCare Toowoomba in a companion room. They are very settled and happy, love the care they get from all the staff, the activities and the food. They don’t want to be anywhere else. I have found the property nice and clean, uncluttered, welcoming for everyone (including the family dog), well maintained outdoor garden areas, and the staff are like family.

Nina Bradshaw (Toowoomba Aged Care Residence)

Download our Guide to Residential Aged Care

Download our Guide to Residential Aged Care

It can to help you make the right decision for you or your loved one.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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
  • Loneliness
  • Disability
  • Illness

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.

The Australian Government subsidises a range of Aged Care homes around Australia. As a result, seniors can access affordable care and support services when needed. The subsidies are paid directly to the Aged Care home.

The amount of funding is based on:

  • your care assessment, using a tool called the Aged Care Funding Instrument or ACFI
  • your personal contribution, using an Income and Assets Assessment

Subsidised Aged Care homes must meet Aged Care Quality Standards to receive government funding

To find out if you are eligible for any of the Government-supported aged care services, call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au

Yes. Our enthusiastic Lifestyle Coordinators run a varied lifestyle program including:

  • Bingo
  • Games
  • Art and music therapy
  • Exercises
  • Intergenerational music program with kids
  • Outings
  • Church services

Family and friends are welcome to join in with our activities.

In standard residential care, the Australian Government and Centrelink set a basic daily fee based on an individual assessment of a resident’s income and assets. Centrelink conducts this financial assessment prior to a senior’s entry into a residential Aged Care facility, or shortly after.

Additional fees and charges apply for extra service residences, where seniors can choose lifestyle extras and hotel-like services.

The Department of Health has more information to help you understand Aged Care. Alternatively, you can call our Aged Care Specialists on 1300 874 2273 or click here to find out more about pricing

Do you have any questions?

Our team will be happy to assist you with any questions. If it’s an urgent enquiry, please dial 1300 874 2273.

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Explore Our Aged Care Locations

We have 15 Aged Care Residences throughout south-east Queensland. Discover the one nearest to you.