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

The Aged Care Process

Q&A Family and Friends

Can family and friends visit any time of the day, or are there visiting hours?

Can my parent go out of the rest home for an overnight stay?

Can my parent go out of the rest home for a day?

Can I bring my parent's pet to visit them in the rest home?

My parents are in different rest homes. How do they go about visiting each other?

Can family and friends visit any time of the day, or are there visiting hours?

Most rest homes allow visiting from family and friends at any time. Check with the rest home before you visit.

If you have a regular weekly visit time, staff like to know if you want to come at a different time.

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Can my parent go out of the rest home for an overnight stay?

Most rest homes allow overnight stays. Ask the carer or nurse on duty.

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Can my parent go out of the rest home for a day?

In most cases, rest homes will allow family and friends to take residents out for a day. You must let the carer or nurse on duty know first.

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Can I bring my parent's pet to visit them in the rest home?

Many rest homes will let family bring pets into the home for a visit.

Ask the manager about the rest home's policy on pets.

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My parents are in different rest homes. How do they go about visiting each other?

The rest home will let you take your parent out for the day. You can take your parents to visit each other. You must arrange this beforehand with the rest home.

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