Aged Care Advice, Advocacy
and Placement Services

Aged Care Placement

Senior Moves have been assisting families with residential care placement for many years and you can use that knowledge and experience today.

  • Assisting you from start to finish with all steps in the aged care placement journey.
  • Respite Care, Mainstream Permanent and Dementia Focused Care.
  • All financial situations - low means residents, fully supported residents, partially supported residents, DVA service pension recipients and full RAD paying residents.
  • Residents with dementia-related care requirements.
  • Residents with behavioural issue requirements.
  • Younger people needing residential aged care.
  • Making the aged care rules and processes easy for you to understand.

We are here to help

Experienced and Independent Advice

Senior Moves help those who need to find a quality and affordable residential care home for their elderly relative.

Senior Moves can coordinate and supervise every step of the placement to suit you or the needs of your loved one.

Senior Moves helps to minimise the stress of moving to residential care.

Senior Moves 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.

Remove the Stress

Decisions have to be made in a limited time frame and will have a major impact on someone very close to you.

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 - Senior Moves can save you time, money and reduce your stress level.

Reduce the Accommodation fees

Most families are surprised to learn that Residential Accommodation Deposits (RAD's) and additional service fees (ASF's) can be negotiated with the aged care provider.

Senior Moves has developed successful steps to reduce residential accommodation fees and additional service fees to make the accommodation and lifestyle services more affordable for our family clients.

Helpful Guides

Introduction to Residential Care
Aged Care Assessments
Selecting the right Aged Care Home
Aged Care Financials
The Admission Day
Settling In
Hints and Tips

MPIR increased to 5.00%

The Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR) increased to 5.00% pa on 1st July 2022

Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR)

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  Thank you once again for everything. I am sleeping much better now, not having to worry about my Father's financial situation (at the aged care home) as much. What you have done is give me peace of mind that he can afford the extra ‘odd’ bill . I will be very happy to recommend your services.
Karen Di N.  

  Thank you for the amazing job you've done for us. We cannot express enough what your support 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.
Gwen and Brian Newell  

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Understanding your Available Options

Senior Moves research and explain the available options based on your detailed family needs and requirements. Senior Moves can explain how aged care financials are calculated so that you are fully informed.

  • How much will care cost?
  • Will you need to sell the home?
  • What refundable deposit is payable?
  • What ongoing fees are payable?
  • Can you afford the ongoing expenses?

Arranging Home Care support

Whether you have a Home Care Package, NDIS funding or need private home care services - Senior Moves can arrange home care support for you so that you remain independent at home for as long as possible.

  • Need maintenance to your home?
  • Need support with appointments?
  • Need support with preparing meals?
  • Need some companionship?

Securing Respite Care Placement

Respite Care can give you the chance to de-stress, restore your physical and mental energy, and keep your life in balance. Senior Moves can help you to arrange respite in an emergency.

Senior Moves can find local daycare activities that may be available for the person you care for. Senior Moves can secure the best available respite care placement in your preferred location.

Securing Permanent Care Placement

Whether the person you care for is physically frail, has been diagnosed with dementia or just cannot cope on their own anymore - it may be time to discuss your family needs with one of our caring specialists. Senior Moves can secure the best available permanent care placement in your preferred location.

Negotiating Residential Accommodation Fees

Avoid paying more for residential care than you need to! With occupancy levels at historical lows, Refundable Accommodation Deposits (RAD) and additional service fees have never been more negotiable. Senior Moves has been saving money for our family clients for many years. Talk to us if you wish to save on the RAD expenditure.

Completing Centrelink and DVA Forms

Senior Moves complete all of the necessary Centrelink and DVA forms (SA457 and SA485) and answer any questions about implications for Commonwealth pensions.
Senior Moves can advise of the process when a couple is entering residential care together.

Find a placement that will match your family's needs

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 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 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 support since 2002.

This support is available from our recognised aged care placement consultants:

  • Ensuring that the short-listed care homes properly match your family requirements in care services, location and proximity to supportive family members, financial affordability and personal preferences.
  • Saving you time by using our direct access to a trusted network of local admission coordinators and accurate vacancy registers.
  • Allowing our placement coordinators to arrange appointments, submit the application paperwork and financial assessment forms and complete the negotiation of the RAD and additional services fees on your behalf.

Established in 2002

Senior Moves was established in 2002 after observing the common difficulties and stress that families encountered when they approached the task of placing a relative into residential care.

Each new family:

  • Approached the emotional task with similar needs and concerns
  • Undertook the same activities - devoting their limited time and valuable effort
  • Only to uncover the same information and make many of the same mistakes as families that had gone before them.

There had to be a better way to complete this important activity and achieve a positive outcome for the family.

Over the years, Senior Moves 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.

Senior Moves have knowledge, experience and industry contacts that can help you today. If you have any questions or need practical support for your relative please contact our friendly team for a chat.

Senior Moves 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.

Aged Care Placement

support with all steps required for a successful aged care placement.

Accommodation Fee Negotiation

Senior Moves reduce the cost of accommodation by advocating and negotiating on your family's behalf.

Senior Move Management

support with the dispersal of household items to family members, charities and removal before the sale or rental of the family home.

Urgent Aged Care Placement

Placement Now

Accurate and Independent

Senior Moves have detailed knowledge and experience in aged care placement and can make sure that you receive accurate and independent information.

Senior Moves has trusted and respected relationships with many aged care providers and hospitals; Senior Moves is not aligned with any aged care provider or financial organisation. Your receive unbiased quality advice based on knowledge and experience.

Aged Care Placement

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:

  • Understanding your unique family needs and placement preferences
  • Securing the best accommodation options available
  • In the most timely manner - Senior Moves usually complete a placement in less than half the time that a family will take
  • Make sure all steps are considered and application paperwork is completed correctly
  • Negotiating the accommodation fees to ensure an affordable outcome
  • The experienced Senior Moves team have been helping families through the aged care placement process since 2002.

Relocation Management Services

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:

  • Completing an inventory of items that you will be taking, gifting to family members, donating to charities, or removal of unwanted items
  • Preparing floor plans for your new accommodation so that we minimise moving of beds and furniture arrangements
  • Pack and unpack, using professional packing materials
  • Coordinating quality transport and logistics
  • Clearing and Cleaning the family home
  • Preparation of your former home for sale or rental

Aged Care Placement Services

Understanding the Available Options

The family information session will provide you with up-to-date and unbiased information.

Finding the Aged Care Home

The facility shortlist will help match the right aged care home to your individual family needs.

Negotiating the Accommodation Fees

The RAD Negotiation service has helped many families reduce the accommodation charges.

Application and Admission

Making sure that all necessary paperwork is completed correctly and submitted in a timely manner.

Post Placement Settling In

Senior Moves can help with the settling in period to ensure that all items are fully covered.

Relocation Management

Relocation Management will help you carefully disperse, pack, clean, arrange transport and unpack.