Aged care does not necessarily mean relocating to a retirement village or residential facility. While many older people do eventually opt for the safety and security of an aged care home, others prefer to remain in their own homes for as long as possible, and are able to do so quite independently by engaging various community care and support options.
Our aged care services fall under three streams:
Your local Blue Care team will be able to help you understand the various aged care services, and advise you about which services may be right for you. They will also explain any assessments that you may need to undergo before accessing these services.
Read more about eligibility for Blue Care services.
Blue Care community care provides support within the home and in the community to assist older people to remain independent for as long as possible.
Community care services may include:
If eligible, you may receive these services through government-subsidised programs such as:
Home and Community Care (HACC) program
For those requiring basic domestic assistance or personal care, we may provide services through HACC. Contact your local Blue Care centre directly to access these services.
In-home care packages
We also tailor government-subsidised care packages to suit people requiring a higher level of in-home care. You will need to undergo an assessment with an Australian Government Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) to access these packages.
Contact your local Blue Care centre for more information, or arrange an assessment directly with your local ACAT by calling Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres on FreecallTM 1800 200 422.
Residential aged care
Blue Care residential aged care provides a range of accommodation options suitable for people requiring a high or low level of care, as determined by an ACAT assessment.
Find your nearest Blue Care residential facility.
High care residential facilities (formerly known as 'nursing homes') provide 24-hour nursing care. Older people who are no longer able to move around or care for themselves, or who have a severe dementia-type illness or behavioural problems usually require high-level care.
Low care residential facilities (formerly known as 'hostels') are for older people who can walk or move around on their own, but need some help with day-to-day chores and personal care.
Planned or emergency respite
Many Blue Care residential facilities provide planned or emergency respite, which involves short or medium-term stays for older people whose primary caregiver may need 'time-out' from their caring role, or for people who may need additional care to recover from illness before returning to the community.
Blue Care retirement living villages offer value-for-money living close to amenities and services. We focus on supporting residents to live as independently as possible, with fully self-contained, refurbished one and two bedroom units. Eligible residents may also access Blue Care community care services.
Find your nearest Blue Care retirement living village.
Enquire about vacancies with Blue Care retirement living villages via our online contact form, or call 1800 990 446.