Before making a decision on your preferred housing choice, the issues to be considered include:
- What assistance is available to support you in your own home?
- Why do you want to move?
- If you move, what is supplied at each development?
- What are the financial and legal arrangements of each option?
- What are your personal health and welfare concerns?
Housing options available in the local area are:
- help to stay in your own home
- independent living units
- residential aged care facilities
- adaptable housing units within residential developments
- manufactured homes in residential parks.
The Housing Options for Older People brochure provides local listings and contact details, information on assessment, and the questions you should ask yourself before you move.
Also, the Commonwealth Government is introducing a number of changes to community aged care and residential aged care. For further information visit www.myagedcare.gov.au.
Liveable Housing Design Guidelines
If you are thinking of building a new home, you should consider the Liveable Housing Design Guidelines. Homes designed and built with these guidelines in mind will be:
- easier to enter
- safer to move in and around
- more capable of easy and cost-effective adaptation
- more responsive to the changing needs and abilities of the people of all ages who live there.
View the Liveable Housing Design Guidelines.
Page last updated: 18 August 2016