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What does permanent Aged Care mean for your loved one?

As we age and our needs and abilities change, living independently at home may no longer be possible. If your loved one requires ongoing care to manage daily tasks, it may be time to consider a move to an Aged Care Residence.

While it can feel daunting to imagine your loved one entering Aged Care, the care and support services they need are available at any time of the day or night, which can provide you both with some much-needed peace of mind. Your loved one will also become part of a friendly community and have access to many activities and facilities that will add fun to their days and enhance their physical and mental health and wellbeing, as well as their quality and enjoyment of life.

If you’re considering Permanent Aged Care for someone you love, you’ll likely have many questions about what it’s like, how it works and how much it costs. To help you gather the information you need, we’ve pulled together the key information on your Aged Care options and how to access them.

What does permanent Aged Care mean?

Ashgrove Sky Lounge

Ashgrove Aged Care Residence

Living in an Aged Care Residence is an option for older people who need ongoing help to manage essential daily tasks. TriCare Aged Care Residences provide a caring environment, assisting our residents where needed, helping them to maintain their independence wherever possible. Our qualified Carers and Registered Nurses are on hand 24/7 to assist with showering, dressing, continence, medications, mobility and anything else our residents need to look after themselves and feel their best. Our team arrange allied health services appointments if required, regular time outdoors and a range of engaging activities to enhance mood, memory and overall wellbeing.

What are the levels of care available?

Cypress Gardens Aged Care Residence

Our Aged Care team provides a range of different care levels to suit the individual needs of our residents. These include:

  • Permanent Care: If your loved one requires ongoing assistance with daily tasks, moving to our Aged Care Residence gives them a comfortable home where specialised care is available 24 hours a day.
  • Respite Care: If you are the primary carer for your loved one and need a break, or an emergency pops up, we offer short-term or temporary Aged Care. Commonwealth-funded Respite Care is available at our residences for up to 63 days a year.
  • Secure Dementia/ Specialised Care: Some of our Aged Care Residences provide specialised spaces for those living with Dementia or behavioural concerns. In purpose-built secure spaces, our residents receive high-level care and have the chance to safely enjoy tranquil surroundings.

How do you secure a place for your loved one?

Williams Landing Single Accommodation

Williams Landing Aged Care Residence

If you’re interested in accessing Permanent Aged Care for your loved one, the best place to start is to book a free consultation with one of our experienced Aged Care Specialists by calling 1300 874 2273. They can discuss your loved one’s suitability, recommend the right level of care, and provide you with the information you need to organise an assessment through My Aged Care to determine if you are eligible for government-funded services. From there, we can guide you on the application process and provide further information on costs and availability across our locations.

How much will it cost?

Kawana Waters Aged Care Residence

The cost for Aged Care depends on certain factors which means it will vary from person to person. Factors that determine the cost include the type of Aged Care your loved one is eligible for, their financial situation, and the Aged Care Residence you choose. In standard residential care, the Australian Government sets a basic daily fee determined during the My Aged Care assessment of the resident’s income and assets. If the Aged Care Residence chosen includes hotel-like services or other lifestyle extras, additional fees and charges will apply. 

Ticking all your boxes

Mt Gravatt Aged Care Residence

If you decide a move to Permanent Aged Care is the right option for your loved one, the next step is to find the residence that best suits their needs. At TriCare, we pride ourselves on the quality of our accommodation and facilities and the care and expertise of our qualified team. Our residents’ health and wellbeing is central to everything we do, and we go above and beyond to ensure the best outcomes. We believe age is no barrier to living a life full of fun and we love nothing more than seeing the smiling faces of our residents when they learn something new, take part in a social gathering, or engage in an enjoyable activity. 

Would you like to know more about daily life in our Aged Care communities or find out about Aged Care Residences located close to you? Get in touch with our team for an informal chat, or book a free private tour today.




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