When you are planning your retirement bucket list, aged care probably doesn’t rate a mention, but it should if you want to live out your days in comfort and security.
Government funding is available for older Australians who want to remain in their own home with in-home care, but you need to know where to look.
Multi-generational households can make a lot of sense financially and for mutual care. But it’s worth making a formal agreement to avoid issues with tax and the Age Pension.
An invisible army of Australians provide unpaid care for loved ones, but who cares for the carers? We outline the supports available.
Talking about death and dying is always difficult, but making your end of life wishes know can save unnecessary suffering for you and your loved ones.
Self-managing government-subsidised home care is an increasingly popular way to maximise the hours of care provided with hand-picked carers.
Proposed changes to the Pension Loans Scheme (now known as the Home Equity Access Scheme) could help more elderly Australians stay in their own home for longer.
If you or a loved one are considering moving into residential aged care, it’s important to understand your funding options and what they will cost.
Getting your affairs in order is about more than a Will, you also need to think about how your wishes will be carried out if you no longer have capacity to make your own decisions.
It’s hoped a new ratings system will give aged care residents and their families more confidence in the system and lead to better care.
It was meant to make aged care services more accessible but My Aged Care often confuses and frustrates instead. Thankfully, change is afoot.
Changes to minimum shifts for home care workers could make it more difficult for elderly clients to make their funding packages cover the care they need.
Government-supported packages to allow elderly Australians to remain living at home are in high demand, but what you get is not always what you want.
The pandemic highlighted massive flaws in Australia’s aged care sector outlined in the recent Royal Commission, but change is underway.
Bina Brown explains how residential aged care works, what are the typical wait times and costs, and what you should consider when choosing a residential aged care facility.
In this video interview Bina Brown, Director of Third Age Matters, gives an introduction into aged care, including common mistakes people make, ways to educate yourself about aged care and other tips for those first thinking about aged care.