When is it time for my elderly parent to move into a nursing home?

This is a completely personal decision and will depend on many factors, including health, safety and wellbeing.

It is best to speak to your parent openly about what their wishes are, while taking into account their current state of health, how safe they are in their current accommodation and their mental wellbeing.

The most important question to discuss is how much care your elderly parent requires. Some seniors might prefer to stay in their own home with home care services to support them, while others may benefit more from the 24/7 support residential aged care provides.

We have written a helpful article comparing home care with residential aged care, which might help you weigh up your decision. You can also talk to our Welcome Team on 1300 223 968 to explore both options.