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Things to consider when moving into aged care.

Things to consider when moving into aged care.

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Things to consider when moving into aged care


Moving out of your long-time home into aged care is a significant and sometimes emotional transition. Here are some things to consider helping make the process smoother for you and your family.


Emotional readiness: Moving away from a familiar environment can bring up various emotions. Take the time to acknowledge and process your feelings. It may be helpful to talk to friends, family, or a counsellor to help navigate this time.


Sorting and downsizing: Decluttering your home and deciding what items you want to bring with you. Consider sentimental value, practicality, and the available space in your new home. You may want to give away, sell, or donate the things you won't be taking with you.


Planning finances: Understanding the costs associated with the aged care home is very important. This includes accommodation fees, ongoing care costs, and any additional services. The timing of when these costs are payable is an important consideration also. Review your financial situation and consider seeking advice from a financial planner to ensure you have a clear understanding of your finances.


Familiarising yourself with your new environment: Visit the new place in advance, if possible. Get to know the layout, available amenities, and services provided. Meet some of the people that you’ll be with. This can help you envision your new living space and feel more comfortable.

This transition will take time, and it's essential to be patient and kind with yourself throughout the process. Lean on the support of family, friends.

Social connections: Consider how you can maintain social connections and relationships with friends and family. Discuss the visiting opportunities and social activities available. Staying connected with loved ones can help alleviate any feelings of loneliness or isolation. Some people have had a different friend or family member visit on certain days of the week if they live locally.


Health and medical care: Take note of the healthcare services available at the to you. Discuss your medical needs and any specific requirements with the facility staff & your doctor. It can help to have a friend or family member with you to ensure that your medical records and documents are organized and accessible for a smooth transition of care and available to you as they should be.


Personalising your space: Once you move into your new place, make your new space feel like home by personalising it with familiar items, photographs, and decorations. This can help create a sense of comfort and familiarity.


If you have any questions around this, we can help answer your questions and provide any support in preparing that you need. We offer concession discounts for pensioners – just give us a ring on 0401 646 548 and we can walk you through it.


All information contained herein is gathered from sources we deem reliable however, we cannot guarantee its accuracy and act as a messenger only in passing on the details. Interested parties should rely on their own enquiries.