As we get older, it becomes more and more difficult to live independently – whether it’s because of illness, disability, reduced mobility, isolation or the problems associated with maintaining a large property.
While moving in with family may be a viable option, there are alternative accommodation options that not only allow a level of independence to be maintained, but also provide varying levels of care if required.
Depending on the level of care required, which may change over time, there are a number of different accommodation options available:
There’s no doubt that the decision for either you, or a loved one, to move into an aged care facility is a tough one. And, it’s complex - you need to have a good understanding of the rules, regulations and financial commitment.
Choosing a suitable aged care facility is an important decision. Apart from the level of care needed, there are other things you should consider:
A Bridges financial planner can help you access the right information so you can make an informed decision which ultimately gives you peace of mind. They can help you understand: