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Residential care in your later years

If you are thinking about making the move to a residential aged care facility or retirement village at some point in the future there are things that you need to consider.

Before you sign anything you should seek legal advice to ensure you understand all the legal obligations and responsibilities of the contract or agreement you are entering into.

Our experienced property team can provide you with expert advice in relation to your residential aged care and/or retirement village contract or agreement to ensure you are well informed and fully understand the terms.

Types of residential care options for the elderly:

- Home care (in your own home)

- A retirement village

- An aged care facility

Some the things you need to consider if you are looking at a retirement village or aged care facility include:

- The financial commitment

- Up front fees and charges

- Ongoing costs

- Departure costs

- What you will do with your home (rent/sell) and the implications of that choice

- The entry eligibility requirements for some facilities

- Your rights

To find out more contact Belinda Fenn our experienced property department lawyer.

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