Aged Care Connect

When you need personalised help
to navigate the aged care maze,
tailored to your family preferences,
We are here to help.

Aged Care Connect

We have successfully placed more than 2600 Australian seniors into quality, caring and suitable aged care accommodation.

This experience enables us to supply your family with a personalised service that ensures all steps of securing residential aged care are completed in a sensitive, effective, and efficient manner.

Do you need Aged Care Placement or Advocacy Services? We can help you now.

Our Step-by-Step Process

We have a proven step-by-step process which will help you with the placement, which includes:

  • Collecting and understanding your individual care needs, financial situation, preferred location, and your personal preferences,
  • Completing and sending the Centrelink paperwork (Forms SA485 or SA457),
  • Researching and shortlisting appropriate aged care homes,
  • Arranging facility visits according to your preferred timetable,
  • Preparing all application and pre-admission paperwork,
  • Monitoring the applications and advocating priority admission on your behalf,
  • Negotiating the residential care fees and charges, specifically the Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) and other service fees (if applicable),
  • Liaising with related service providers, such as My Aged Care, Aged Care Assessors, and hospital discharge coordinators (if applicable),

In summary, we offer a personalised service tailored to your unique family requirements and covering all aspects of aged care advice and placement.

Searching for a Care Home for a frail person ?

  • Finding your way through the residential aged care maze is not easy and usually stressful.
  • With the many new aged care reforms and options to be aware of and select from, it is even more sensible to obtain experienced advice.
  • Make your task so much easier by having an experienced and dedicated aged care specialist with you for each step through the aged care journey.

Navigating the aged care maze

Many families tell us that the journey required to find quality aged care for their elderly loved one was like "navigating a maze", but it really doesn't have to be that way.

When our aged care placement consultants help you with aged care placement activities, you will:

  • have a single point of contact for the complete aged care placement process
  • reduce the possibility of mistakes being made
  • save your time and effort
  • minimise the cost of accommodation
  • make a more informed decision
  • reduce your emotional stress level

Are you overwhelmed ?

To fully understand the quality of care, accommodation and lifestyle services available you need to complete detailed research and you need time and effort to get that all done. What are the steps required to achieve the best placement for your elderly loved one ?

Expert Guidance and Support

We have been helping families with admission to aged care since 2002, and have assisted more than 3,000 families through the process of residential care placement. Our aged care placement consultants are mature, knowledgable, experienced and understand the emotional stress involved with placing a frail person into residential aged care.

Making sure that the care provider you select is the best local option

Placing your elderly loved one into any aged care option should never be left to chance or done in haste. We have already completed years of research and have the information you need. We have been through the process many hundreds of times with other families - and you will benefit from that experience and knowledge.

MPIR increased to 5.00%

The Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR) has increased to 5.00% on 1st July 2022.

Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR)

More about RAD, DAP and MPIR

How do you choose between aged care options ?

  • Choosing between the available aged care homes and making the right decision can be daunting.
  • What is the quality of care at each home?
  • Are there worthwhile activity programs available?
  • Is the aged care home within my family budget?
  • Should you take a vacancy just because it is there - or will you forever regret a hasty decision ?

There are many aspects to consider; so choosing the right aged care option can quickly become overwhelming for a beginner or the unwary.

Urgent Aged Care Placement

Do you need to arrange an immediate aged care placement ?
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Understanding your Options

We research and explain the available options based upon your detailed family needs and requirements. We can explain how aged care financials are calculated so that you are fully informed.

  • How much will care cost?
  • Will we need to sell the home?
  • What refundable deposit is payable?
  • What ongoing fees are payable?
  • Can we afford ongoing expenses?

Arranging Home Care Assistance

Whether you have a Home Care Package, NDIS funding or need private home care services - we can arrange home care assistance and supports for you to make sure you remain independent at home for as long as possible.

  • Need maintenance to your home?
  • Need assistance to appointments?
  • Assistance with preparing meals?
  • Need some companionship?

Securing Respite Care Placement

Respite Care can give you the chance to de-stress, restore your physical and mental energy, and keep your life in balance. Aged Care Connect can help you to arrange respite in an emergency.

We can also talk to you about local day-care activities that may be available for the person you care for. We can secure the best available respite care placement in your preferred location.

Securing Permanent Care Placement

Whether the person you care for is physically frail, has been diagnosed with dementia or just cannot cope on their own anymore - it may be time to discuss your family needs with one of our caring specialists. We can secure the best available permanent care placement in your preferred location.

Negotiating Residential Accommodation Fees

Avoid paying more for residential care than you need to! With occupancy levels at historical lows, Refundable Accommodation Deposits (RAD's) and additional service fees have never been more negotiable. We have been saving money for our family clients for many years. Talk to us if you wish to save on the RAD expenditure.

Completing Centrelink / DVA Forms

We complete all of the necessary Centrelink / DVA forms (SA457 and SA485) and answer any questions about implications for Commonwealth pensions.

We can also advise of strategies when a husband and wife are considering residential care together.

Seek independent and experienced assistance.

Covid-19 and the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care have increased awareness regarding quality services in aged care homes.

This has reinforced the benefit to seek independent and experienced assistance when placing your loved one into any aged care home.

Individualised Aged Care Placement Advice and Plan

An individual placement plan is developed for each of our family clients.

The placement plan contains detailed client requirements and family preferences, shortlist of suitable facilities and a timetable of work completed and planned to achieve the successful placement outcome.

Our family clients can request the current status of the tasks on the plan. This formal approach helps with communication between all interested parties, including social workers in the hospital.

We also request feedback from families of our services and where we can continually improve and revise our service for future family clients.

Reduced Aged Care Accommodation Fees

We have been successfully negotiating and reducing aged care accommodation fees for many years. If you would like to discuss your individual situation (and also reduce your own accommodation fees) - Contact Us

Aged Care Reforms 2022

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