I think my parent nees care, what do I do?

The Aged Care Process

Moving into Care

What is an Admission Agreement?

Will my mother need to have legal advice on her Admission Agreement before she signs?

Can my parent take their pet and furniture with them?

What is an Admission Agreement?

An Admission Agreement is an agreement between your parent and the rest home or hospital. It states the rights and responsibilities of your parent and the facility. Everyone must have an Admission Agreement as it is required by the government.

The agreement contains information about:

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Will my mother need to have legal advice on her Admission Agreement before she signs?

It is recommended, but not compulsory, to seek legal advice.

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Can my parent take their furniture and pet with them?

Each rest home has its own rules about furniture and pets. Many allow residents to bring their own furniture and a pet. Some allow family and friends to bring the resident’s pet in to visit. Ask the manager about the rules, or check the Admission Agreement.

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