Medi-Aid Centre Foundation Limited’s core activity is provision of housing accommodation for elderly persons living in Australia. Although this is applicable to persons 55 years and older, in practice this usually involves persons in their seventies and over. There is no upper age limit, and historically many have been in their eighties.
There is an emphasis on needs. The majority of residents (often called “delegates) have no funds, do not own a home and do not have access to accommodation from friends or relatives or the government. Most rely solely on the old aged pension. They are often frail and may suffer from health disabilities, although majority can still care for themselves day by day. However, may also require basic domestic care, linen laundry, emergency call service and provision of meals.