Better health and ageing for all Australians

5 Steps to Entry into Residential Aged Care

There are five steps to follow when you think you need to move into an aged care home. By taking you through each of these five steps, this booklet will help you, your family, carers or friends to understand: what residential aged care is and whether you are eligible, how to apply for a place, and what to expect once you have accepted a place and moved into a residential aged care home.

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Print ISBN: 978-1-74241-581-9
Online ISBN: 978-1-74241-582-6
Publications Number: D0574

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