When considering residential aged care, there are two types of service offerings, namely, permanent or short-term care (residential respite care). Depending on your needs, staff at a residential aged care facility can help you with:
- Day-to-day tasks, such as cleaning, cooking, dishwashing, clothes washing, ironing.
- Activities of daily living (personal care), such as eating, dressing, bathing, toileting (and, continence), and mobility.
- 24-hour nursing care, such as wound care, monitoring of vitals, administration of medication and catheter care.
- Allied health support service, such as physiotherapists, podiatrists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, exercise physiologists and dietitians.