A new chapter, a new beginning…
If you are reading this guide chances are you that you’re thinking of moving to a nursing home or helping a relative or friend make the same decision. This guide was developed in collaboration with a number of experts from the older person community, including people just like you! Nursing Home owners and staff appreciate the significance of this important life decision and believe enlightening you of choices available and your rights will enable you to make the right decision for you or your relative. Home as you knew it will be very different. Living in a Nursing Home opens up a new world of opportunity. Your home life will embrace a new community of people with shared histories, perhaps familiar faces from your local community and an opportunity to meet new people, round the clock medical care and support, safety and security, expert care from dedicated staff trained and experienced in nurturing and providing care in your community. This guide aims to provide you with the advice and information you need, taking personal, practical and essential criteria into consideration:
- Advice of your rights and choice available
- Advice on how to find your ideal nursing home
- A list of key older person contacts who can offer advice and support
- A clear explanation of the Fair Deal scheme and what it offers.