Choosing an Aged Care Facility

Choosing an aged care facility for yourself or for your loved one is a particularly important life decision. You should take your time about it and do all the research you need to. Here are a few important points on how to go about making your choice:

Make sure you have a complete list of aged care facilities in the localities you are considering, so you know that you will not overlook any of the options. A web search and a physical directory should enable you to prepare a pretty comprehensive list

Short list the facilities and make appointments to tour them. If you are selecting for a loved one, then if at all possible take your loved one with you. Remember that when you go on a tour, the staff will be trying to portray the very best; so look for the tell tale signs of what lies under the marketing hype. For instance, do the staff members appear to be smiling and having a friendly banter with the residents or do they appear stiff and stressed for time? Look under the carpets if you have to and around the corners that you didn

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