An Aged Care home (sometimes known as a nursing home or Residential Aged Care) provides residential accommodation with health care for seniors and frail who can no longer continue living in their own home.
The most common reasons can include illness, disability, loneliness, an emergency, as a result of increasing pressure on their carer, or because it is no longer possible to manage at home without help.
Residents in Aged Care homes get assistance with day-to-day tasks like meals, cleaning and laundry. Personal care like showering and going to the toilet, dressing and grooming and 24-hour nursing care from qualified nursing staff, including managing your medicines, continence care, treatment and care of wounds.
Many Aged Care homes also provide quite complex and specialised types of health and medical care, including dementia care, palliative care, and rehabilitation.