For families, permanent placement involves significant and complex decisions, normally including large sums of money and made in an unwelcome hurry at a time of distress. Confusion when first faced with the system is common and getting it right the first time is imperative.
I provide, professional assistance to understand the process, the costs involved, how care needs relate to offers, and what it all means specifically for your relative or loved one; informed advice on residential care facility selection, based on standards of care; and best-practice in all documentation and presentation of a candid yet highly effective case for placement.
I personally guide your family through the entire process and prepare you for the weeks and months beyond admission. That includes close liaison with aged care providers, hospitals, and other relevant healthcare professionals. Further, where required I can attend appointments such as the viewing of an offer; of particular use to those living an inconvenient distance from Adelaide, or travelling.
An aged care crisis, such as an unexpected hospital visit, can strike with little or no warning. When returning home is not an option, time is short and options are few. While often less than ideal for the needs of the person involved, in these circumstances a period of respite can grant the necessary time to find a quality permanent outcome.
The availability of carer respite, in the traditional sense, varies over time and place as providers adapt to our evolving aged care system. I advise on the best path forward and assist with the process following discussion of your family's needs.
Often the first of aged care services to be sought following ACAT assessment, care into the home has been warmly encouraged by federal government aged care reforms over recent years. But it's important to know what (and what not) to expect and have a realistic plan for the short to medium term ahead.
I work with your family to develop and refine holistic strategies to approach and manage the changing care needs of your loved one.
There is much for seniors to consider before making a major change to one's living arrangements. Especially timing. I advise on the not-so-obvious implications of independent living versus serviced apartments, explain the various costing models behind all, recommend providers, and manage the process as required.