All Steps Aged Care placement officers provide an accommodation short-listing service where we find suitable, affordable accommodation to fit within your budget, care needs, location, and lifestyle choices. We will provide you with a short-list of accommodation to suit your needs, help you complete any forms, organise inspections of the facilities, negotiate a discount where possible, and keep you updated when a room becomes available. Save yourself weeks of frustration and contact us for professional, friendly help.
With more than 60 residential aged care facilities in the Gold Coast and Tweed region, we are spoiled for choice. There are residences to suit all care levels in a huge range of accomodation styles. Each facility has its own mix of social activities and varied menus in differing settings. As if this wasn’t enough to choose from already, the entry fees for rooms on the Gold Coast range from $190,000 through to $800,000.
How do you find the right home for your loved one when there are so many choices?
The whole process of finding suitable accommodation to match an individual’s needs and those of the family, can take a long time, and a lot of effort. You can begin your search for accommodation at www.myagedcare.gov.au. There you will find the maximum advertised price per room, but you will not see photos, vacancies, or be able to guage the ‘feel’ and atmosphere of the facility or decide whether it will suit your loved one. So it’s time to start phoning facilities and booking tours and making decisions on whether the place suits your needs….do they have rooms available now, or will you need to consider a wait list? Do they respite beds available? Can they meet your timeframes if you’re loved one is being pressured to leave a hospital bed quickly? Believe me, this can take a lot of time and drain a lot of emotion, and you haven’t even started comparing room prices, whether the facility charges extra services or has the care level to match your loved one’s needs if they take a sudden decline in health.
Let us save you the physical and emotional energy of this daunting task. We have been through each of the care facilities, we which facilities:
- have infrastructure for dementia residents who wander,
- may accommodate for couples in one room,
- may accommodate a small pet,
- etc., etc., etc.
Many people who use this service are still maintaining full time work or full time carer roles, and the task of phoning and inspecting so many facilities takes more time than they have available.