When it’s getting difficult to stay living at home, an aged care home can give you the care and services you need to maintain your quality of life.
Our homes are warm, welcoming places where you can relax and be yourself. Our registered nurses and carers provide respectful care to meet your needs and support your health and well-being goals and independence.
Help with everyday tasks, nursing care and personal care. They can provide:
The Australian Government subsidises residential care. This means affordable care and support services can be accessed by those who need it.
You will need an assessment of your care needs to help determine how much you may need to contribute to the cost of your care and accommodation (means-tested).
Costs will differ depending on the aged care home, so it’s a good idea to research and compare prices and services offered. There are generally three types of costs associated with all aged care homes:
For more information on costs visit our Aged Care Cost Calculator by clicking here.
You may be receiving home care services that are no longer adequate to ensure your ongoing wellbeing, or an event has occurred that requires you to have a higher level of care.
There are steps you can take before you are living in your new home:
1. Organise an aged care assessment (ACAT) Call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422
2. Organise a financial assessment (Centrelink)
3. Find the right care home. You can use our 'Service Finder' to locate a Southern Cross Care home near you
4. Sign a residential aged care home agreement
For many of our most vulnerable and elderly in the community, there can be benefits of residing in a Southern Cross Care Home near you