Developed from many years of providing general practice care to aged care residents, this is a brief common sense guide to some of the issues you may encounter when you take the step of placing a family member in a residential aged care facility (RACF).

About the author - Dr M A McCluskey

Dr McCluskey is a GP who studied at Adelaide University, graduating in 1974. She has practiced in Brisbane, Adelaide, and has lived in Canberra for 20 years. For 15 of those she has provided care to many aged care residents in several diff erent facilities. She currently has about 120 patients in residential aged care.