Aged Care & Home Care Package brokers
Navigating and understanding the Aged Care system can be a daunting process, using an Aged Care broker can help you feel more confident about the decisions you make.
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If you, like many elderly Australians, are trying to decide upon Aged Care options, understanding and navigating the Aged Care system can be a daunting process. Using the services of an Aged Care broker can help you to make sense of the process and feel confident in your decisions.
There are so many significant and life-changing decisions you need to make. If you’re planning to stay in your own home, are you eligible for support and, if so, what type of care will you need, how much will it cost and how do you choose a care provider?
A Home Care Package expert, like our CareAbout Advisers, can help you to understand any fees included in your Home Care, and to make the right decision when choosing a provider.
If you’re planning to move into residential care, not only do you have to find a nursing home that caters to your specific needs, there are important decisions to be made about your finances and the family home.
If you’re having to make these important decisions during a time of illness or emotional distress, it’s important to have the support of someone who can explain the options available to you and how the system actually works. Similarly, families may have to make a decision very quickly and under pressure, if a loved one is unable to return home after a medical crisis.
Fortunately, these days, you no longer have to make these decisions and manage the whole process on your own. Aged Care brokers, also known as Aged Care consultants, are independent organisations qualified to support and guide you and your family through the Aged Care system. They are able to cut through the bureaucratic jargon and ensure you’re fully aware of all the options available to you and how to access them. This means you’re better able to make an informed decision that is ideally the best one in your particular circumstances.
Aged Care brokers are independent of Aged Care providers so they are solely focussed on the individual needs and interests of their clients. Fees generally depend on each consultant group. Some charge clients a flat fee, depending on the service offered, whilst others charge an hourly rate.
They are qualified to assist people from all walks of life and can recommend the most appropriate care providers, based on a client’s specific health situation as well as social factors, such as dietary or cultural requirements, language, proximity to family and community.
An Aged Care broker may also take on the role of consumer advocate, liaising with a care provider and supporting you and your family through the transition into aged care.
Some of the other services an Aged Care broker can provide include:
Many Aged Care brokers are also able to offer specialist financial advice about how to best manage your finances and assets, such as the family home, as you transition into Residential Aged Care.
Our team will clearly explain how different Government subsidies work and how to access the support you need
We’ll take the time to understand what your health, lifestyle and cultural preferences are
The providers we recommend have been carefully evaluated and selected so that you know the choice you make is one you can trust