Aged Care Living Choices


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Aged Care Living Choices

Descriptions and Assumptions

  • ACAT refers to Aged Care Assessment. ACATs assess the care needs of older people and help them access the most appropriate types of care, including approval for Australian Government subsidised care services. A person may be approved to receive 1 or more of the following types of care: Residential Care. Residential Respite Care
  • Own home – can be either a house, apartment/unit where one lives permanently. Assumed the home is owned outright or has substantial ownership
  • Rental accommodation – can be either a house, apartment/unit or shared house where rent is paid on an ongoing basis
  • Retirement Unit/Village – can be either a townhouse, apartment/unit within a retirement complex
  • Transitional living – a complex which contains a range of living options from independent units through to assisted living and nursing home options.
  • Private Aged Care – either within own home or retirement complex where full-time nursing care is employed
  • Group home – a home within the community where several aged people live together sharing a full-time carer
  • Residential Nursing home – a complex generally run for profit where aging people can live in either their own room or shared facilities.