Care to talk about retirement living with a little extra care?

Care to talk about retirement living with a little extra care?

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Conversations about care with loved ones are difficult, but important.

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A conversation about care with loved ones can be hard to have, but it can bring you closer.

Aveo are there to help by taking you through the care and support available. From assisted living options to suit different care needs to guidance on home care packages that make life a little easier, they can help you find the right fit.

To get a better understanding of what a little extra care in retirement might look like for you, there's lots to talk about. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions to get you started.

What's the difference between assisted living and residential aged care?

Assisted living may offer domestic support services such as daily meals, apartment cleaning and linen washing, whereas residential aged care provides high care accommodation, and may include dementia and palliative care for those who need it. You'll find assisted living is generally designed to help residents continue to live independently.

Facilities and support services can vary between operators and communities, so it's important to speak to them directly, ask questions and seek independent legal and financial advice before committing.

Is it possible to do a trial stay at a retirement community?

Many Aveo communities offer a trial stay in a serviced apartment. Trial stays currently start from $75 per night and are a great way for you to get a feel for the level of care and support that may be available. For more information, click HERE.

Is short term/respite care available?

Some Aveo communities have accommodation options that offer guests a private unit and a care team available 24/7. Respite currently starts from $49 per night for full aged care pension holders. It may be a good option for people who've recently been discharged from hospital and need some extra support for a little while. An aged care assessment (ACAT/ACAS) is not required prior to a respite stay. For more information, click HERE.

What is a home care package and what support services can I receive funding for?

Home care packages are government funded and designed to support eligible people to continue to live independently in their home. A home care package can make accessing support services more affordable, and may include:

  • Help around the house - cooking, cleaning, laundry, gardening and transport
  • Personal care - mobility, showering, dressing and grooming
  • Wellbeing offerings - social visits, exercise classes and IT support
  • Clinical care and allied health - access to a registered nurse, occupational therapy, physio, podiatry, speech, hearing and vision support

Aveo can offer guidance on home care packages, including how to find out if you're eligible and, if so, how to access the support services you need.

For more information on retirement living care options, call 13-28 -36 or click HERE.

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