It is never easy to choose and go to an Aged Care Facility for yourself or a member of your family, however sometimes
our financial position, disabilities, and injuries don’t provide us with much choice and we are forced into picking
and going to an aged care facility for ourselves or family members. Here are the top things to consider when deciding
which aged care facility to choose:
1) The fees and your financial position
It is important to look at aged care facilities that are affordable to you and it is important to ensure that the monthly
or yearly fees of the aged care facilities can be afforded. There is no use looking at aged care facilities that cant be
afforded. It is important to then compare other aged care facilities that are affordable and pick the right one that
best suit your needs.
It is important to check out the type of equipment that the aged care facilities have , are they up to date? are they
in good condition? does the equipment suit your needs and the sort of injuries and disabilities that you have? these
are important questions to ask and look out for.
3) Staff quality and quantity
Many aged care facilities can be understaffed in terms of the ratio of workers and patients, thats why it is
important to check how many workers are used at the aged care facility which you or your family member
is interested in joining. It is also important to see how staff treats its patients and that they treat them with
respect, kindness, safety as well as having the proper training.
4) Activities and programs
Even though aged care facilities consist of mainly the elderly that doesn’t mean they should stop having
fun in their life, thats why its important that aged care facilities have good social activities among other
residents to keep life more fun, interesting and enjoyable.
5) Food options
Food is important in everyone’s lives and it is important to look for aged care facilities that provide good
food and dining options thats enjoyable, healthy and has a large variety of options. Being able to enjoy
breakfast, lunch and dinner is very important and many aged care facilities out there provide plenty of
In conclusion there are many things to consider and look out for when choosing a aged care facility for yourself
or a family member and it is a decision that should be thought out considerably.