Choosing an aged care home for yourself or a loved one can be overwhelming.
Sadly, for many families, it is a decision undertaken in haste, with children often tasked with making a list of acceptable homes within a matter of days.
The federal government’s My Aged Care website is a good starting point. It can help by identifying homes in your area, likely accommodation and care costs as well as results of quality and compliance audits.
However, nothing beats physically visiting a potential home, where you can add these questions to the care home provider as well as any others you may have:
What is the level of care?
What is the food like?
How do residents spend their time?
Can I try before I buy?
How much will it cost?