What is Aged Care?

Aged care is the support provided to older people in their own home or in a residential aged care facility (previously called a nursing home). This support can include help in your own home with everyday living, health care, aids such as walking frames or ramps and companionship. Or it can be care in a facility, such as a nursing home, in which you are a permanent resident.

Government-funded aged care services are available to eligible people and there are options for privately funded care.

At St Luke’s Care, we can provide tailored packages to meet your individual and changing needs.

Contact us to receive a complimentary “Thinking Ahead, Ageing Well” brochure in the mail.

Understanding Aged Care

Types of Aged Care

Types of aged care services include:

  • Care in your home, known as Home Care
  • Live in care in a residential aged care home, such as Lulworth House. These were previously called nursing homes
  • Short-term care (such as after-hospital and respite care) in a residential aged care home

More information around types of aged care and government funding available can be found at myagedcare.gov.au. My Aged Care is the first place to visit when starting to look into your aged care options.