Choosing an aged care home for your parent is about more than just the costs.
Here at Aged Care Ready, we know the costs of aged care can be pricey and confusing.
Our angels know they vary greatly and more often than not there are many hidden costs you could get stung by.
According to Kaitlyn Cooke, of Aged Care Ready Tasmania, often the cheapest or most expensive option is not the most suited to your loved one.
“You need to remember, especially for aged care, price is often not an indicator of quality,” says Ms Cooke.
“There’s also no secret your loved one’s well-being and quality of life during the final stage of life is priceless.”
When looking at an aged care home for your loved ones, here are some other factors you should include:
- Their care needs – both present and future
- The facilities ability to provide those care needs – both present and future
- Religious and cultural preferences
- Food and nutrition
- Leisure and lifestyle
- Location to loved ones
- How the facility implements consumer directed care and the new quality standards
- Infection control, their COVID-19 prevention strategies and outbreak plans
From Kaitlyn’s first-hand experience, she knows it’s great to include mum and dad in the decision-making process if it’s possible to do so.
“It’s normal to experience anxiety and uncertainty when making such an important decision,” says Kaitlyn.
“A team of experts can help you make the right choice when choosing an aged care home,”
“After all, it is one of the most important decisions to be made in mum and dad’s life.”
Aged Care Ready know the process inside out and pride themselves on taking the stress out of the decision-making process.
We have a FREE checklist for choosing an at home aged care provider available for download.