insight, clarity and support
as you journey into aged care
Insight, Clarity and Support
An aged care specialist and respected industry leader, Martina Costanzo founded Golden Age Placements to provide an independent and accurate aged care service. She offers valuable insight, clarity and support as you journey into aged care.
A respected professional
With over 35 years’ experience working in the health sector, Martina has established supportive networks and is respected by her peers. She values a collegial approach when working with other industry professionals and aligned aged care services.
Martina is a member of the Association of Age Service Professionals
A rich blend of expertise
With qualifications in general nursing, intensive care, understanding dementia and project management, Martina has amassed a wealth of experience in the health sector. She established a central admissions process at Benetas and worked at Blue Cross as Client Services Manager, stepping clients through the maze of placing a loved one in aged care.
Martina is sensitive, compassionate and knowledgeable in dealing with diversity including cultural requirements and LGBTI.
A streamlined approach
Martina is committed to ensuring the process of finding the right home is efficient and streamlined for any person who needs to move into aged care. Appreciating that this is a sensitive stage of life – for individuals, families and their children – Martina sets out to provide a service that offers the best available option to suit your needs.
A range of services
Introductory meeting to discuss your needs and requirements.
Explain fees and legislation around entry into residential aged care including respite and dementia specific care.
Research suitable aged care homes. Provide a list and plan your appointments to visit homes.
Assist with completion and submission of all paperwork for the services you require.
Negotiate fees and charges on your behalf (where possible and if applicable).
Offer recommendations to trusted independent aged care professionals (financial advisors, relocation services, solicitors or care at home providers).
Facilitate the signing of agreements for admission.
Follow up after admission to ensure you have settled in.
When family friend ES (86yrs) was lost in the aged care 'minefield' regarding permanent care for NS (91yrs) I couldn't think of anyone better than previous colleague, Martina, to guide them through this journey. From their initial meeting Martina had ES feeling that a load had been lifted off her shoulders. Martina explained in appropriate detail the intricacies of subsidies and costs and then explained again, encouraging, reassuring ES and listening to family anecdotes. They are well on the 'journey', looking to have an outcome that works for all! Thank you Martina, your expertise and compassion have been greatly appreciated!ICHTHUS Consulting - Director
Martina is highly regarded within the aged care industry. Her integrity and commitment to ensuring the best possible outcomes for people she works with instils a trust and confidence in her aged care placement service. I can highly recommend Martina.General Manager Community Services & Villa Maria Direct at Villa Maria