Aged Care Placement Specialists


Looking for an aged care home for a frail loved one?

We have been assisting families 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 including low means residents, supported residents, DVA pension recipients and full RAD paying residents.
  • Residents with dementia-related care requirements.
  • Residents with behavioural issue requirements.
  • Younger people requiring residential aged care (eg Acquired Brain Injury).
  • Making the aged care rules and processes easy for you to understand.

We are here to help



Aged Care Placement

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.

Finding the right aged care home can be 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.

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 reduce 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.

We have 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.

What families say about our service ...

  Thanks again for your help in securing the room. We could see the relief in Mum’s face when she arrived at her room. Once she was dressed in street wear, not hospital wear, she seemed more confident and hopefully in time most if not all of the confidence she had before she entered hospital will return.
Andrea Lewis  

  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 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.
Gwen and Brian Newell  

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Your Guide to Aged Care Placement

The Basics
Assessments
Selecting the Home
Financials
Admission Day
Settling In
Hints and Tips

Aged Care Guide

MPIR down to 4.01% on 1/10/2021

The Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR) will be reducing to 4.01% pa from 1st October 2021

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Senior Moves is an active supporter of ACRN.

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Understanding your Available Options

aged care options

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

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

Arranging Home Care Assistance

home care supports

Whether you have a Home Care Package, NDIS funding or need private home care services - we can arrange home care assistance and supports for you to make sure you remain independent at home for as long as possible.

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

Securing Respite Care Placement

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.

We can find local day-care activities that may be available for the person you care for. We can secure the best available respite care placement in your preferred location.

Securing Permanent Care Placement

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. We can secure the best available permanent care placement in your preferred location.

Negotiating Residential Accommodation Fees

negotiating aged care fees

Avoid paying more for residential care than you need to! With occupancy levels at historical lows, Refundable Accommodation Deposits (RAD's) and additional service fees have never been more negotiable. We have 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

centrelink and DVA forms

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

Residential Aged Care

source: gen-agedcaredata.gov.au

886

Residential Care Providers

2695

Care Homes

207142

Care Beds

89.9

Avg. Occupancy Rate %

Urgent Aged Care Placement

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Find a placement that will match your family 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 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:


  • 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 up to date vacancy registers.
  • Allowing our placement coordinators to arrange appointments, submit the application paperwork, financial assessment forms and complete the negotiation of accommodation fee (RAD) and additional services fees on your behalf.


Established in 2002

Senior Moves was established in 2002 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:

  • 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 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.


Aged Care Placement

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

Accommodation Fee Negotiation

We reduce the cost of accommodation by advocating and negotiating on your families behalf.

Senior Move Management

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

Royal Commission Aged Care

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Avoid the mistakes and traps for new players ...

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

While we have trusted and respected relationships with many accommodation providers and hospitals; we are are not affiliated or aligned with any aged care provider or financial organisation. Your receive unbiased quality advice based upon 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 - we usually complete a placement in less than half the time that a family will take
  • Making sure all steps are considered and application paperwork is completed correctly
  • Negotiating the accommodation fees and charges 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

We can assist 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.




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Independent and experienced assistance.

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.





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Our Residential Care Placement Partners

Over many years, the Senior Moves placement team has worked with a wide range of residential aged care providers, including aged care homes :

  • located in all States and Territories.
  • Not-For-Profit (NFP) and Private Sector.
  • ASX listed providers with large numbers of aged care homes to Single family-owned aged care homes.
  • Homes that specialise in dementia care.
  • Homes that specialise in care for younger persons.
  • Homes with greater than 150 residents.
  • Smaller Homes with around 50 residents and with a community feel.
  • Homes that focus on specific cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Homes that focus on specific religious and faith-based needs.
  • Homes that focus on low means and financially disadvantaged residents.
  • Homes that are LGBTIQ friendly.

This accumulated experience and detailed knowledge means that we can perfectly match the aged care home to your family care needs, location requirements, financial situation and personal preferences.





Allity Aged Care ACH Group Aged Care Aegis Aged Care
Allity Aged Care Abberfield Aged Care Arcare Aged Care
Aurrum Aged Care Australian Unity Aged Care Basscare Aged Care
Benetas Aged Care Blue Care Aged Care Bolton Clarke Aged Care
Brotherhood of St Laurence Aged Care Bupa Aged Care Carinity Aged Care
Churches of Christ Aged Care Deloraine Aged Care Donwood Aged Care
Doutta Galla Aged Care Estia Health Aged Care Fairmont Aged Care
Feros Aged Care Freedom Aged Care Freemasons Aged Care
Hammondcare Aged Care Helping Hand Aged Care Hope Aged Care
IRT Aged Care Japara Aged Care Lynden Aged Care
Javadale Bethel Aged Care Anzac Lodge
Manor Court Aged Care Mayflower Aged Care Mc Kenzie Aged Care
Mecwacare Aged Care Medical and Aged Care Group Menarock Life Aged Care
Mercy Health Aged Care Micare Aged Care Napier Street Aged Care
Opal Aged Care Catholic Health Care Aged Care RSL Lifecare Aged Care
Country Heath SA Aged Care Calvary Aged Care Amana Living Aged Care
Eldercare Aged Care Ozcare Aged Care Resthaven Aged Care
Thompson Health Care Aged Care Villa Maria Catholic Homes Aged Care Brightwater Care Group
Lutheran Aged Care Wintringham Aged Care Blue Cross Aged Care
Regis Aged Care Rockpool Aged Care Salvation Army Aged Care
Seasons Aged Care Southern Cross Care Aged Care The Alexander Aged Care
TLC Aged Care Tricare Aged Care Trinity Aged Care
Uniting Age Well Aged Care Uniting Aged Care Vermont Aged Care
Village Glen Aged Care Homestyle Glen Aged Care Whiddon Group Aged Care