There are many different types of Aged Care facilities, including:
- Community-based, non-profit facilities managed by a community-based Board of Management, including Byron Aged Care;
- Private companies which may seek to make a profit; and
- Facilities run by churches or welfare bodies, such as the RSL.
Before being granted admission to an Aged Care facility, all prospective residents, including respite residents, must be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT).
- Call ACAT on 1300 884 850.
- Call the Tweed ACAT team which looks after the Byron district on 07 5536 8283.
ACAT assessors provide an ACCR (Aged Care Client Record) which gives the Government and the Aged Care facility approval for residential care.
To learn how to access permanent residential or respite care, what to expect, and the associated costs, visit www.myagedcare.gov.au.
Aged care glossary
For a glossary of aged care terms, head here.
Our residents and their families have some glowing things to say about us:
“The Byron Aged Care staff are so friendly. They always go the extra mile.”
“There’s such a lovely, friendly atmosphere at Byron Aged Care and the staff are so organised.”
“I’m so impressed by the individual attention and care I receive at Byron Aged Care.”
“Mum and I often reflect on the following – you can pay someone to do a job, but you can’t pay someone to give so freely of their love and kindness. That comes from the heart of the beautiful people who look after her at Byron Aged Care on a daily basis. We can’t recommend the home highly enough.”