Aged care in Australia varies in different settings.
Growing old with you?
Where? Will our children willing to take care of us when we get old? In Australia if a person gets old and need to be looked after, the families don’t look after them by themselves instead they send old people to aged care facilities. In so many reasons, one is that when all the children are gone married and have families no ones going to look after the aged. Some aged people submit themselves in nursing homes and some doesn’t. Aged care facilities are very common in Australia, the institution is well equipped and has complete staff too, from doctors to nurses, carers , assistant and those who are assigned in kitchen, these teams ensures proper well being of the aged at their stay. The fees ranges to AUD45-46 per day and some accommodation payments. Some people also chooses to stay at their home and have someone to look at them and stay with them as a carer. Aside from aged care facilities, there is also called retirement home villages. It is a community where most residents are aged 55 years or over or are retired from full-time employment and are provided with accommodation and services, other than services provided in a residential care or aged care facility. It is usually run by commercial operators for profit, or by community organisations such as religious or ethnic associations. The difference between aged care facilities to retirement villages is that it doesn’t include health care services but their staff must have a healthcare backgrounds. There are types of villages in Australia for retired people, these includes the retirement villages, residential care facilities (these are the aged care facilities, nursing homes, hostels) , residential parks(do not make an ingoing contribution, buy their own prefabricated dwelling and rent the site), rental villages( these kinds are marketed specifically for retired people for rental basis). So which one would you prefer for the future?