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Types of aged care and retirement housing
If you need the extra care and support provided in an aged care home or you're considering moving into retirement housing, it's important to understand what's available, how much it will cost and what's included.
Initially, assistance in the home might mean you get the help you need to stay at home.
Residential aged care
Residential aged care facilities, sometimes called hostels or nursing homes, offer services such as meals, laundry, help with personal hygiene, nursing care and social activities. Facilities vary in style, size and level of care.
Supported residential facilities, sometimes known as rest homes, are self-funded by residents. Services may include personal care, medication monitoring, meals, laundry and cleaning.
Information about vacancies, with listings in your local area and fees, can be found on the Catalyst Foundation website.
Visit our Housing page if you're homeless or need emergency accommodation.
Concerns or complaints
For questions or complaints about retirement villages, telephone 8204 2420.