Deciding on a suitable aged care facility requires plenty of research. There are the obvious points to consider such as cost, type of care, and the location of the centre. However, there are other factors such as aged care regulations and the application process required by these facilities.
You also need to ensure that the Home adheres to a predetermined set of guidelines and quality standards. Accreditation standards need to be followed by all facilities that receive a government subsidy.
As you can imagine, it is imperative these aged care homes provide the highest level of care and service, as this will most likely be where residents will permanently spend their later years.
Therefore, our government introduced the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency, now known as the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.
Not only did this agency develop and implement these standards, but it is also responsible for the subsequent monitoring and evaluation of these facilities. In this way, residents and family members can be sure that every government-subsidised home is must adhere to strict accreditation standards. Because of this, there will always be a high level of service and professionalism on offer.
The Next Step
Once you have found an accredited facility, all older Australians wishing to enter aged care then have to undergo an assessment with a member of an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) who will assist you in determining the type of care that is required.
Christadelphian Aged Care adheres to all government regulations, and all of our Homes are fully accredited. This gives our residents and their loved ones peace of mind knowing that we will provide exceptional service.
Please get in touch with us if you require any additional information.