Most people have said that they want to grow old in their own home. For many people this is not a reality. This could be due to illness or their care needs can become too difficult for family members to cope with.
The government has funding available for people who wish to stay in their own homes, this is the Commonwealth Home Support Program or Home Care Packages.
Home Care packages range from level 1 to level 4 packages. Level 1 being the lowest level for basic care needs, where a level 4 is the highest level of funding for more complex needs. A Home Care Package allows the person to use their funding as they see fit, to help them remain independent in their own home.
The benefits of staying at home longer is, that you can live in familiar surroundings with familiar people around you. You will most likely live longer as well, studies have shown that by moving and living in unfamiliar surroundings can reduce life expectancy in some cases.