Australia prides itself on having one of the highest quality aged care systems in the world. There are a variety of options for older people who need either part or full time care in Australia. Help can vary from additional part time help in your home, to round the clock care at home or in an aged care facility. The Government, subject to an assessment, can subsidise the associated costs of aged care. However, this assistance is only available to Australian citizens.
If you are over 55 years old and have retired from full time employment, you are entitled to join a retirement village. Each state and territory in Australia has specific legislation to regulate the operation of retirement villages. The legal arrangements and costs associated with retirement villages can be confusing- it is recommended you seek advice before entering in to any contracts.
For more information on aged care in Australia and options available to you go to: www.myagedcare.gov.au