A Guide to Aged Care

A residential aged care facility provides accommodation and support for those who can no longer manage on their own and need more assistance on a daily basis. The decision to move into residential aged care is not easy. You should discuss what you should do with someone who respects your situation and knows you well. This could be a family member or your local doctor.

What is the process?

To live in a residential aged care facility, a person must consult with and be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) to establish the level of care required. For more information you can call ACAT directly on 1800 200 422.


What care do you provide?

Cranbrook Care delivers 24 hour nursing and personal care which is completely focused on our residents and allows them to age in place. Their health, social and support needs are comprehensively identified and assessed on an ongoing basis in consultation with family members and general practitioners.


What are the financial considerations?

Understanding costs can be daunting but it is important to understand. The best thing to do is have a chat with your accountant or financial adviser. You can also contact our Client Relations Manager for more specific information. It is important to note that you can receive advice from financial advisers who specialise in the aged care sector. Our Client Relations Manager has more information on how to contact them.


How can I prepare for a move to Aged Care?

Moving into Aged Care can be a daunting task. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the move.


What is Respite Care?

Cranbrook Care provides respite care services to help carers to take breaks from their caring duties.


Caring for someone with Dementia

Caring for someone with dementia can be difficult and, at times, overwhelming. Many organisations provide services for people with dementia and for their families and carers.


Useful Contacts

Navigating aged care and all the options can be overwhelming. We have compiled a list of website you may wish to visit to gain a better understanding of aged care.


If you have any other questions relating to the care and services provided, please speak to our Client Relations Manager.