• How to apply for Residential Care

    Once you have decided to apply, Resthaven is committed to helping you in any way we can!

    Our Accommodation Enquiries team will provide you with information and support to ensure a smooth transition to residential care.

    Please email our friendly Accommodations enquiries team on accommodation@resthaven.asn.au or call us on (08) 8373 9113 for an obligation free chat to discuss your options.

    Download the Residential Accommodation Application Form

     

    Craigmore resident with staff member, Tilly
    Craigmore resident with staff member

    There are five steps to entering a Resthaven aged care home:

    An Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) will meet with you to assess your current needs to determine if you are eligible.

    To arrange an appointment, visit My Aged Care at www.myagedcare.gov.au or call 1800 200 422.

    When choosing Resthaven, rest assured you will be provided with quality services delivered by caring, highly skilled staff.

    View our Aged Care Homes

    At Resthaven we believe that affordable aged care should be accessible to all across the full spectrum of financial means. Residents can choose from a selection of payment options in the form of a Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD), Daily Accommodation Payments (DAP) or a combination of both.

    Visit the Financial Page for more information

    Download the Residential Accommodation Application Form

    Application for admission to residential care

    Fill in this form, and forward it to Resthaven Accommodation Enquiries with your ACAT assessment (or ask your ACAT provider to forward your assessment to Resthaven).

    Resthaven then considers each applicant’s individual circumstances to ensure that accommodation vacancies are appropriate for the applicant and are allocated to applicants with the greatest needs.

    There may be a waiting list for accommodation. Places may be offered to people with the highest care needs, or the most appropriate fit for the available vacancy, rather than those who have been on the waiting list the longest.

    Just like any time you move house, the process can be daunting and emotionally challenging.

    Resthaven recognises this, and provides you with support to transition into your new home comfortably.

    It is important to have some of your own special things with you, and that your friends and family visit. It is also important that you are open to developing new relationships with people, particularly with the staff who are there to help.

    If requested, we can provide you with a social worker or chaplain to provide you with extra emotional support during this time.

    Visit the FAQs page for more information

    For more information, you can download the Australian Government brochure ‘Five Steps to Entry Into an Aged Care Home’.

     

    For more information about applying for residential care, contact Residential Accommodation Enquiries on phone:
    (08) 8373 9113
     or email: accommodation@resthaven.asn.au

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    Your Personal Information and Privacy

    Resthaven requires information about each applicant’s current circumstances, health, and financial situation.

    Under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (as amended 2007), Resthaven also requires permission to collect personal information. Please refer to Resthaven’s Privacy Policy for additional information.

    It is important that information provided reflects applicants’ needs, and that the Accommodation Enquiries Department is advised of any changes in personal circumstances, where changes may affect care needs or urgency of placement.


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