The Hello Care Magazine has some good advise with their 10 questions you need to ask.
It’s never an easy decision, deciding that a loved one needs to move into aged care, but sometimes it’s a necessary one.
Sometimes the reality is that they cannot live in their own home anymore, or it’s just not possible for the family to care for them. It’s a difficult process that the older person and their loved ones need to work on together to make it a successful one.
At the end of the day, everyone wants what’s best for the person – and that means having quality care in a home that is the best for them.
Though a lot of focus is often on location and cost, there are a number of other things people should be asking on facility tours to ensure they learn as much before making a decision.
Two of the 10 questions people should ask when looking at aged care.
1. What Is Included In The Fees? And What Are “Extras”?
2. What Is The Food Like At The Facility? Read more here..
I would like to add that consideration should also be given to residents with limited mobility, who may require adaptive clothing that opens at the back for ease of dressing. Joints becoming stiff and painful and the more dignity and comfort we can provide for our loved ones, the better we all feel. Sample of available clothing in the video below.