Your care journey

Where to start

Most people would like to remain living in their own home for as long as possible. However, there may come a time where it becomes too hard to manage on your own. This is often due to illness, accident or emergency, bereavement, disability or changes with carers.

At this time it is best to arrange an assessment undertaken by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). An assessor will talk with you about your situation, what options are available and whether you are eligible to receive funding. You may be able to access home care services, to help you remain living independently or you may want to consider moving into residential aged care.

To find your local ACAT visit the Federal Government My Aged Care website https://agedcare.health.gov.au/ or call 1800 200 422.

 

Types of care

We provide accommodation with 24-hour nursing care, personal care, medication management, dementia support, emotional support and flexible options in respite care.

Some of our residential aged care services offer secure, dementia specific care, helping families know their loved one is safe, comfortable and receiving the additional care they need.

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of people who are a facing a life-limiting illness and their families. Our care moves from a focus on treatment and cure to the prevention and relief of suffering and the assessment and treatment of pain and other physical, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual concerns.

People caring for an elderly person who lives in their own home may occasionally need to take a short break, from a few days to a few weeks. They could be eligible for respite in a residential aged care service.

Aged care

We provide accommodation with 24-hour nursing care, personal care, medication management, dementia support, emotional support and flexible options in respite care.

Dementia care

Some of our residential aged care services offer secure, dementia specific care, helping families know their loved one is safe, comfortable and receiving the additional care they need.

Palliative care

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of people who are a facing a life-limiting illness and their families. Our care moves from a focus on treatment and cure to the prevention and relief of suffering and the assessment and treatment of pain and other physical, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual concerns.

Respite care

People caring for an elderly person who lives in their own home may occasionally need to take a short break, from a few days to a few weeks. They could be eligible for respite in a residential aged care service.

Our care approach

Positive wellbeing model of care

Our positive wellbeing model of care is designed to enhance quality of life for older people and promote health and wellbeing. All residents, including those living with dementia, are treated as individuals with the right to enjoy the best possible quality of life. They are encouraged and supported to make decisions and express choice. We take the time to understand their personal preferences so that we can make them feel comfortable, included and attached to the group in which they live. 

We consider what makes each person feel good about themselves and what support they require to help them maintain and express their own individual identity and personality.

The Positive Wellbeing Model is built on four key elements which are:

  • Person-centred care
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Collaborative care partnerships
  • Supportive living environments

These are essential to achieving quality of life and the desired outcome of positive wellbeing. Positive wellbeing is said to occur when positive feelings predominate. It may be displayed through the appearance of contentment, comfort, smiles and laughter, positive behaviours, social connections and engaging in activities at optimal functional capacity.

 

Frequently asked questions

Deciding if and when to enter aged care can be a difficult and emotional time for your and your family. Working out what is the best option can create anxiety and uncertainty, and many people are worried about losing their independence.

The main reason for entering into care is because it has become too hard to manage at home on your own. This may be due to illness, accident or emergency, bereavement, disability or changes with carers.

Residential aged care can provide help with day to day tasks and personal care through to full 24 hour nursing care, depending on individual needs.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss your personal situation.

Other care services

As one of Australia’s largest, most diverse not-for-profit organisations, we help thousands of seniors every year to maintain independence and get the most out of life.

From in home care or help with cooking and cleaning to independent or residential aged care, Churches of Christ Care offers a huge range of senior services and living options for every stage of life.

You’d probably be surprised at the many ways we can help you and what a positive difference it could make to your life now and in the future. We can offer you:

  • Nursing care and 24-hour emergency call systems
  • Help at home with maintenance or chores
  • Living options including housing assistance, retirement villages and residential aged care
  • Community programs designed to help you live positively and stay healthy and active
  • Pastoral care if you need someone to talk to

Whatever you need, chances are we can help.

You now have more choice than ever with what services are delivered to you, when they are delivered and by whom.

From helping with everyday chores like cleaning and gardening to home maintenance and high-level nursing care, our home and community care services support your wellbeing and independence to remain living  in your own home.

It’s your choice.

Freedom and independence in a secure and supportive environment

If you’re looking to retire in comfort, our retirement villages could be perfect for you.

Enjoy having your own private and secure home without having to worry about the gardens or maintenance of the unit—we will take care of that for you. Instead, get out and enjoy life and the wonderful sense of community that comes with shared facilities and regular get-togethers.

Almost all our retirement villages are co-located on the same site as a residential aged care service, and a variety of community care support services are available that can be tailored to suit your individual requirements, if extra assistance is needed.

For those in need

As one of the largest not-for-profit community housing providers in Queensland, we provide a range of rental housing options for seniors who are:

• experiencing financial difficulty
• have been discriminated against in the private housing market
• homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

We can help with providing crisis housing, transitional housing and long-term housing. In addition, support is also available to assist tenants with income arrangements, budgeting and referral to specialist services.

Home and community care

You now have more choice than ever with what services are delivered to you, when they are delivered and by whom.

From helping with everyday chores like cleaning and gardening to home maintenance and high-level nursing care, our home and community care services support your wellbeing and independence to remain living  in your own home.

It’s your choice.

Retirement Villages

Freedom and independence in a secure and supportive environment

If you’re looking to retire in comfort, our retirement villages could be perfect for you.

Enjoy having your own private and secure home without having to worry about the gardens or maintenance of the unit—we will take care of that for you. Instead, get out and enjoy life and the wonderful sense of community that comes with shared facilities and regular get-togethers.

Almost all our retirement villages are co-located on the same site as a residential aged care service, and a variety of community care support services are available that can be tailored to suit your individual requirements, if extra assistance is needed.

Over 55's housing

For those in need

As one of the largest not-for-profit community housing providers in Queensland, we provide a range of rental housing options for seniors who are:

• experiencing financial difficulty
• have been discriminated against in the private housing market
• homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

We can help with providing crisis housing, transitional housing and long-term housing. In addition, support is also available to assist tenants with income arrangements, budgeting and referral to specialist services.

Cost calculator

You can choose to pay for your accommodation by way of a lump sum payment on entry, a periodic ‘rental-style’ payment or a combination of both. Using the tool below, simply enter the price of the room and the lump sum payment you wish to pay in entry and you will see the additional daily payment you will pay.

The Australian Government legislation states that a resident must be left with a minimum of $51,000 in assets after paying a refundable accommodation deposit (RAD). Therefore the value of your assets will be required to work out your RAD.

Note: Some people will have their accommodation costs met in full or part by the Australian Government. The Department of Human Services (Centrelink) will advise you if this applies to you based on an assessment of your income and assets – Contact the Centrelink Financial Information Service on 132 300. You can also contact the government’s My Aged Care team on 1800 200 422 to help you estimate the fees and charges you may have to pay towards your residential aged care. Before you call you should have your financial information ready, especially details of your various forms of income and assets.

1. RAD – Refundable Accommodation Deposit (Government Guaranteed)
2. DAP – Daily Accommodation Payment reflects a Government set interest rate, DAP is not refundable
3. Calculation valid as of today’s date
DISCLAIMER: Prices are subject to change

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