How do you arrange
an urgent aged care placement?

Urgent Placement

Achieve a prompt and appropriate aged care placement

Urgent Aged Care

  • You have been losing sleep - concerned for a loved one, and you are finding it increasingly stressful
  • You have become a carer for your relative and it may be affecting your relationship with them and your other family members
  • The hospital has just told you that your loved one has to leave but you are unable to meet their care needs at home, even with a home care package
  • Home care works during the day, but at night time there is no support

Does this sound like your situation?

Are you finding it hard to care for a loved one and need some urgent support?

Senior Moves can achieve a prompt and appropriate aged care placement for you

Arranging an urgent aged care placement

Arranging an urgent aged care placement can be a challenging and stressful experience, but there are steps you can take to help make the process smoother.

Here are our suggestions:

Assess the needs of your elderly loved one

Before you start the placement process, it's important to assess and clearly understand the elderly person's needs. This includes their physical and mental health, any medical conditions, and their level of mobility. Take a note of all medications currently being taken. Are there any challenging behaviours to deal with - verbal or physical agression. This information will help you determine what kind of care they require and what type of facility or service will be most appropriate for them.

Contact the local aged care homes

If you need to arrange an urgent placement, it's important to contact aged care homes in your local area as soon as possible. Many homes have waiting lists, so it's important to find out what availability they have and how quickly they can accommodate the elderly person.

Provide relevant information

When you contact aged care homes, make sure you provide them with all the relevant information about the elderly person's needs and preferences. My Aged Care (MAC) referral codes are usually provided to the aged care home at this time as well. This will help the aged care home determine whether they can provide the appropriate level of care and support needed.

Consider interim or transitional care options

If you are unable to secure a permanent placement immediately, consider interim care options such as respite care or the transitional care program (TCP). These services can provide temporary care and support for the elderly person while you continue and complete the search for a more permanent placement.

Seek experienced advice and expertise

If you're unsure about the best course of action, or are short of time, it may be helpful to seek advice from a healthcare professional or social worker. They can provide you with guidance and support throughout the placement process. However, their time may also be limited.

Contact our aged care placement specialist team

We can help you find an appropriate aged care home or service for your loved one. Our services provide you with information about the different options available, help you navigate the application process, negotiate the accommodation fees and provide support and guidance throughout the whole placement process.

Remember, arranging an urgent aged care placement can be a complex process, so it's important to take your time, ask questions, and seek experienced support when needed, which will help you obtain a positive outcome.

Aged Care Placement Guide

Residential Care 101
Eligibility and Assessment
Residential Care Financials
Hints and Tips
Selecting the Aged Care Home
Admission Day
Transition and Settling In
Residential Care STAR Ratings