Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000
This website is a great resource for Australian seniors, their families and caregivers. You can get information about retirement villages including manufactured home villages, rental villages, and home care, and you can also find out the best aged care, home care, and retirement homes in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, and the Northern Territory.
You’ve come to right place if you are interested in learning about retirement living, senior housing and care of seniors in Australia.
We refer to retirement communities as managed communities for senior citizens that fall under the following categories.
Each of the categories above is subject to a different State law and has different legal structures. Financial arrangements may include an initial capital contribution, ongoing charges, and a unique charge, known as a departure or exit fee, DMF (deferred management fee), which is paid by the resident when they permanently leave the premises. Age criteria is not always as strict as it sounds.
They are also known as retirement villages, retirement homes, retirement villages, retirement resorts or retirement estates. Lifestyle villages, lifestyle communities and lifestyle resorts may be used to describe them.
Retirement villages offer accommodation referred to by the terms “independent units”, “self-care units” (which can offer a variety of services if needed) or “serviced apartment” (which includes a set of services as part their contractual agreements).
Please see our Retirement Villages Guide to learn more about retirement villages.
Home care services can be provided by contract at commercial rates or by need in conjunction with government-subsidized programs like Home and Community Care and Home Care Packages.
Please see our Home Care Guide to learn more about home care.
You can use our Home Care Directory when you have the necessary information.
Please contact us to list your service(s) in our directory.
Over the years, there have been many changes in aged care. Term like “low-level care”, “hostels”, and “high-level care” are no longer used. The Commonwealth Government regulates and partially funds aged care, which is why the accommodation and services are fairly standard. Retirement villages are not regulated by the State Government and do receive government subsidies.
Most aged care homes offer a higher standard of care, including nursing services. Some aged care homes offer an “extra service” which is a higher level of service and accommodation at a non-subsidized cost.
A hybrid retirement village/aged care is available. It may be called “supported living”, and it offers retirement village-style accommodation, but with a similar level of care to aged care homes. These villages are regulated but not accredited or subsidised.
You can use our Aged Care Directory when you have the necessary information to locate a home for elderly care.
Use the quick links below to jump directly to the appropriate aged care search pages:
Please contact us to add your aged care home or homes in our directory.
Seniors have access to a rapidly expanding selection of products and services. You just have to find them!
The Products & Services Directory includes products and services which are relevant for seniors. You can review and find products and services by using the website links. These products and services are available to be ordered or arranged online, over the phone or delivered directly to your home. You may be able to find some of these products at a local retail outlet.
Please contact us to list your service or product in our directory.
We have the following information for your reference:
Read our blog and learn all about retirement living expenses, options, laws and support services.
Why Are Retirement Villages So Complicated, Confusing and Controversial? Retirement villages are potentially a very attractive accommodation alternative for seniors in Australia because retirement living can provide a number of real benefits, by far the