Negotiating the minefield of choosing a nursing home.
Here is a light hearted but very informative video by the ABC The Checkout team on how to choose the right nursing home for you or your loved one.
Know your rights and don't be afraid to ask questions.
The aged care commissioner can be contacted on 1800 550 552
myagedcare,gov.au or 1800 200 422
For any support or advice you can also contact an advocacy service to
- access Australian Government funded aged care services
- raise concerns about services you are receiving.
The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) is funded to provide free, confidential and independent advocacy support to older people, their families and representatives across Australia.