We have been assisting families for many years and you can use that knowledge and experience to help you today.
Finding the right aged care home is difficult and stressful most of the times - your decisions have to be made in a limited time frame and will have a major impact on someone very close to you and your family.
What are the steps required to achieve a successful placement outcome? How can you be sure that the chosen aged care home is the best available?
A complete understanding of the care, accommodation and lifestyle services available requires detailed research and takes time.
Placing your elderly loved one into any aged care home should never be left to chance - we can save you time, money and reduce your stress level.
We help those who need to find a quality and affordable residential care home for their elderly relative.
We can co-ordinate and supervise every step of the placement to suit you or your loved ones needs.
We minimise the stress of moving to residential care.
We are a trusted partner with many other service providers, including many major hospitals and the RSL.
Senior Moves is an experienced independent Aged Care Placement Service operating since 2002 under the same ownership and management team.
Most families are surprised to learn that residential accommodation fees (RAD's) and additional service fees can be negotiated with the aged care provider.
We have successful strategies to negotiate residential accommodation fees and other charges if you have already selected your preferred aged care home.
Liz and Ron - thank you for the amazing job you've done for us. We cannot express enough what your assistance meant to us. You were a special blessing sent from heaven. Liz, I know we could never have managed without you. Our thanks and love to you both. - Mrs Gwen and Mr Brian Newell | Sept 2020
We have just gone through the complicated process of settling my father into a room at an aged care home. Most people don't realise that the accommodation payment is totally negotiable. After being told that some families borrow money to cover the accommodation payment I searched the internet and found a business that negotiates the accommodation payment. Aged Care Homes negotiates the accommodation payment on behalf of the family and in our case the accommodation payment required was reduced to what was asked for originally, saving Dad $121,000. My understanding is they will also search and find a suitable place for your family member. I highly recommend the service. They are understanding and efficient, without being aggressive towards the facility they are dealing with. Just thought you may want the details to pass on to anyone who is going through the process of finding an aged care facility: Ms Kerrin Peltzer
I must say how delighted we are with the aged care home, it is so wonderful. Mother is extremely happy and Brian and I are so impressed with the care. We cant thank you enough for all your help, its been wonderful and we really wouldnt be in this position now without you. I can return interstate to my own home with a much lighter heart - confident in mothers care and happiness. Sincere thanks and all the best: Mrs Lorraine Connell
Thanks for your help with everything - you take that burden off people's shoulders just by knowing the ins and outs of the industry that most of us are never exposed to. To bounce off someone 'that knows' is more help than you realise. Mrs Sharon Bell
Thanks. Mum has been in the aged care facility now for nearly 2 weeks, time goes quickly! Im still very pleased with the facility, the staff are very nice, and it is good to be able to visit more regularly as it is only 10 mins from home. The single room is just what I was hoping for, and we have started making it more homely with a nice coloured doona and pictures, and some of mums trinkets put in place. My eldest son called in the other day and he was so pleased and said it felt bright and friendly with the nice central gardens in the middle. It made him happy knowing his grandma was in a much nicer place than the previous aged care home. Cheers Mr Steven Muers
Need to arrange an immediate aged care placement?
Not all aged care providers deliver the same quality level of service - services provided and reputations vary greatly over time. One aged care home may be a good choice for one family but may be inappropriate for another family, with different family requirements. Also, there are always changes being made to the rules and regulations and new care and accommodation solutions are being developed and introduced.
Having an experienced single point of contact to find the best solution and to coordinate the move will help you greatly. You will have an experienced guide to properly plan; short-list the best accommodation options for you, complete all of the application paperwork, negotiate the accommodation fees, and then to liaise with the aged care home to make sure that the transition is a smooth one.
Senior Moves has been providing independent aged care placement consulting and assistance since 2002.
This assistance is available from our recognised aged care placement consultants:
Senior Moves was established after observing the common difficulties and stresses that families encountered when they approached the task of placing a relative into residential care.
Each new family:
There had to be a better way to complete this important activity and to achieve a positive outcome for the family.
Over the years, we have assisted many families with the move to retirement living, serviced apartments, group homes, assisted living, supported residential services and Commonwealth subsidised aged care accommodation.
We have knowledge, experience and industry contacts which can help you today. If you have any questions, or need practical assistance, for your relative please contact our friendly team for a chat.
We enjoy sharing our knowledge and experience about relocation and placement with new clients; and being personally involved with the family during this most important time.
Assistance with all steps required for a successful aged care placement.
We can reduce the cost of accommodation by advocating and negotiating on your families behalf.
Assistance with the dispersal of household items to family members, charities and removal prior to the sale or rental of the family home.
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Senior Moves have detailed knowledge and experience in residential care placement and can make sure that you receive accurate and unbiased information.
We have developed trusted working relationships with many accommodation providers and hospitals but are not affiliated or aligned with any aged care provider or financial organisation.
Finding the best care and accommodation solution. Negotiating the price of the accommodation. Completing the application paperwork.
Are you moving to retirement living, serviced apartment, assisted living, supported residential service or Commonwealth residential care home?
Senior Moves can help you by:
Clearing and cleaning the property for sale or rental. Packing and Arranging for the move.
Are you moving from the family home to retirement living, serviced apartment, or a Commonwealth residential care home?
Senior Moves can help you by:
Need to place a loved one during the holiday season?
The family information session will provide you with up-to-date and unbiased information about your local residential care options
The facility shortlist will help match the right aged care home to your individual family needs and preferences in a timely manner.
The RAD Negotiation service has helped many families reduce the accommodation charges and any additional service fees.
Making sure that all necessary paperwork is completed correctly and submitted in a timely manner.
We can assist with the settling in period to ensure that all items are fully covered.
Relocation Management will help you carefully disperse, pack, clean, arrange transport and unpack.
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Covid-19 and the Royal Commission into Aged Care have increased awareness regarding aged care homes.
This has reinforced the benefit of seeking independent and experienced assistance when placing a loved one into an aged care home.
National cabinet formation of Aged Care Advisory Group (ACAG) reporting to the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) !! The community is tired of the never ending formation of advisory groups, we need ACTION relating to aged care. pic.twitter.com/asSdqDrBYx— Senior Moves (@seniormovesaust) August 22, 2020
Menarock is selling Dorset Lodge, an SRS in Croydon. The 45-bed SRS at 362-366 Dorset Road was built in 2000 and sits on a 3530 sq m. $387,000 rent and the operators have exercised a 5 yr option on the property. Menarock Essendon and Highett RACF's have suffered Covid outbreaks. pic.twitter.com/FF576J1rIZ— Senior Moves (@seniormovesaust) August 22, 2020