About aged care

Aged care is a growing health care industry providing clinical and therapeutic care services for older Australians who are no longer able to live independently, or who need additional nursing support to remain living safely in their homes.

Placing an elderly loved one into aged care is one of the most emotionally challenging decisions most families will have to face. Here, we breakdown some of the key considerations when thinking about a transition into aged care.

What are the 5 different type of aged care services provided?

Depending on the individual Calvary Residential Aged Care home, and availability at the time, you may have the choice of Respite care options, Permanent Aged Care, or dementia-specific support.

Day Respite

As the name suggests, you or your loved one will receive all the benefits of a Calvary aged care home for the day, which can include an overnight stay if required. We provide respite care residents with quality meals and invite them to take full advantage of all the available leisure and lifestyle options.

Respite Care

This type of care typically involves a stay of at least two weeks, during which meals, laundry, cleaning and clinical care are all provided. Respite care residents are also encouraged to participate in the available leisure and lifestyle options. Respite care is ideal if you need a break from caring for a loved one, or when an older person has left hospital, but is not quite ready to return to their home.

Residential Aged Care

Residential aged care, or permanent aged care as it is sometimes known, is when a person moves into an aged care home to stay. Round-the-clock personalised care, a beautiful room, quality meals, domestic services, leisure and lifestyle options, and plenty of social and mental stimulation are just some of the benefits enjoyed by our permanent residents.

Dementia Care

Many of our residential aged care homes have the capability to care for individuals living with dementia, and many integrate purpose-built Memory Support Units, dedicated spaces for those who require the added safeguard of higher level, specialised care to continue living life as usual in a safe home-like environment.

Home Care

Home care, or community care, is the ideal option for those not ready to transition into residential aged care, but who require additional day-to-day nursing assistance to continue to live a safe and comfortable life in their own home.

Find out more about Calvary’s home care services.


Understanding fees and charges

Aged care fees and charges will vary according to your personal needs, your circumstances and your chosen aged care home.

Visit our information page for more guidance on understanding aged care fees and charges or call us on 1800 52 72 72 and a member of our Calvary Assist team will be able to guide you through your options and answer any questions you may have.


Finding the right aged care home

As well as our website, there are plenty of useful resources online to help you find the perfect new home for you or your loved one, including:

These resources allow you to search for homes using a variety of criteria, such as location, amenities and cost. Details of all our Calvary homes are available on each of these sites, or you can search our site for an aged care home near you now.

Once you have a shortlist, you can book a tour online, or contact our Calvary Assist Team for more information.