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What are the types of support provided in an aged care home?

Aged care homes are residential facilities where you can live and get the kind of care and assistance that you can’t really get while living at home.

You will probably hear people refer to aged care homes as ‘residential aged care facilities’ or ‘nursing homes’ too.

Residents in aged care (nursing homes) homes get assistance with:

  • day-to-day tasks like meals, cleaning and laundry
  • personal care like showering and going to the toilet, dressing and grooming
  • 24-hour nursing care from qualified nursing staff, including managing your medicines, continence care, treatment and care of wounds and care of catheters.


Many aged care homes (nursing homes) also provide quite complex and specialised types of health and medical care including, for example, dementia care, palliative care, stoma care, and rehabilitation.

 

Top Tip - Aged care homes (nursing homes) are residential facilities where you can live and get the kind of care and assistance that you can’t really get while living at home. Some people call them ‘nursing homes’.

  


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