Aged Care Resource Hub

There’s a lot to consider when approaching a move into aged care. If you’re researching for yourself or a loved one, we’ve compiled some key resources, articles and guides to help you feel informed and clear up any questions you might have.

If you’d prefer to chat, please give us a call on 1300 109 109. We’d love to help.

Understanding Aged Care Costs

“What does aged care cost?” It’s one of the first questions asked when families are looking to move a loved one into residential aged care. It’s not surprising – the financial side can seem overwhelming when you start. We’re here to help.

Take a look at our Aged Care Costs Explained brochure. It helps to break down the costs and payment options involved. And if you still have questions, you can pick up the phone and give us a call. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

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Dementia & Aged Care: Planning for Care

It’s estimated that over 65% of aged care residents are living with some form of dementia. While not all people with dementia will need residential aged care, it’s ideal to plan for the possibility before a health crisis occurs. We spoke to Larissa Gear, Carinity’s Regional Aged Care Manager to discuss how to make the transition to care smoother and why respite can be a great help for carer fatigue.

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Aged Care Food: Dining For Nutrition and Enjoyment

We believe food should always be a highlight. Our in-house chefs cook on-site, creating delicious dishes, desserts and baked treats. It’s safe to say you won’t go hungry at Carinity. We have plenty of options and variety at every main meal, plus morning tea, afternoon tea and supper served daily. We spoke to our dedicated hospitality team to find out more about the dining experience.

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Living With Purpose - Lifestyle Therapies Programs

A relaxed, easy-going and enjoyable lifestyle is at the heart of all Carinity communities. Everyone is free to live their lives as they choose and we’re here to support you to make that happen. Our goal is to help you feel at home and we’ll do whatever we can to achieve this. With busy activity and social calendars created by our dedicated Diversional Therapy teams, there’s always something to keep you busy and active.

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Aged Care Star Ratings Explained

The Australian Government Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has launched a star rating system to help residents and their families compare the care offered by aged care providers. We’ve put together a quick explainer to help you understand the ratings system and how it can be used to evaluate aged care providers.

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Choosing The Right Aged Care Community

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to choosing aged care for a loved one. Should it be a not-for-profit provider? Is the aged care community near me? What features and services are available? How do I know what to look for? We discussed all this and more with our Regional Residential Manager, Kathy Nicholls. Read on to discover her top tips.

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Robotic Companion Pets

Residents living in all 11 of Carinity’s aged care communities now have access to the life-like therapeutic toys which sound and move like real animals. The electronic dogs and cats, which respond to hugging and petting, have physical and psychological benefits for older seniors, including those living with dementia.

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Respite Care

Respite care is available in many of our residential aged care communities. Respite is incredibly important, as it plays a significant role in helping to prevent carer fatigue, provides additional social interaction and also allows people to experience what living in an aged care community is like, before they make a permanent move.

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