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Most people want 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 ACAT (The Aged Care Assessment Team). The 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 our home care service, 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 www.myagedcare.gov.au or call 1800 200 422.
Seeking additional support and care for a family member or friend can be daunting, challenging and, at times, overwhelming.
The first thing you need to know is that you are not alone... there are a range of support options available.
For some, retirement means putting your feet up and relaxing, or pottering around the garden. For others, it's the chance to spend more time with friends and family or volunteering. Whatever it means to you, our retirment villages offer the independence and security you need to live the life you desire.
As you grown older, day to day tasks can become difficult to manage alone, meaning staying in your own home is no longer an option. When this time comes, residential aged care services can provide the care you need within a supported accommodation setting.
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, or homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
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Our positive wellbeing model of care is designed to enhance quality of life for older people and promote health and wellbeing. All resident and community clients, including those living with dementia, are viewed 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, occupied and part of the community 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 individuality.
The Positive Wellbeing Model is built on four key elements which are:
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.
Before entering a residential aged care service or accessing funded residential respite or home care services, you need to have an assessment undertaken by ACAT (The Aged Care Assessment Team). The assessor will talk with you about your situation, what options are available and whether you are eligible to receive funding.
Your local ACAT is often a doctor, nurse, social worker or other health care professional. They will come to your home or visit you in hospital if needed for your assessment.
You are welcome to have a family member, friend or carer to support you during your assessment and you wishes are always considered and listened too. The decision to enter aged care is yours; no one can force you to seek care.
More information is available from the Australian Government website www.myagedcare.gov.au
All assessments need to be undertaken by ACAT (The Aged Care Assessment Team). ACATs are available throughout Australia and are based in hospitals or the local community. They are often a doctor, nurse, social worker or other health care professional. They will come to your home or visit you in hospital if needed for your assessment.
To find your local ACAT visit the Federal Government My Aged Care website www.myagedcare.gov.au or call them on 1800 200 422.