If you have been assessed as eligible for residential aged care you will have to finda home.
You can visit myagedcare.gov.au to find your nearest ACAT and to search for residential aged care homes.
You may have time to search for an aged care home or you may be pushed for time.
There are resources available that provide helpful criteria when assessing the suitability of the home for yourself or a loved one.
You may wish to consider the proximity of the home, its ownership and governance, download quality reports, speak with other people and read online reviews and social media.
Other questions to ask include the availability of public transport and importantly does the home smell fresh and have a good feel when you walk through?
Narrow your search and arrange to visit two or three homes, if possible, and see what feels right.
Ask to have a look at the menu and dining room at meal time, check out the outdoor spaces, walking paths and recreation program.