Asking the right questions when looking at aged care

Making choices about aged care services can be complex and overwhelming. A new resource ’10 Questions to ask’, is trying to make the journey into residential care a little easier by helping consumers ask the right questions when considering their options.

The ’10 Questions to ask’ series, initiated by the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) and created in collaboration with nurses, doctors and experts with experience in aged care, was launched at the New South Wales Seniors Festival in March 2017.

There are a series of leaflets covering the question you can ask a facility when trying to decide which to choose. The leaflets cover topics ranging from questions about facilities and lifestyle, cultural needs, palliative care, staffing, contracts and fees, and GP services in residential aged care.

You can download the leaflets here

 

Until next time,

 

Sara and Margaret

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