Most retirees hope to stay in their own home for as long as possible. Government support is available but waiting lists are long for higher level care. For some, self-managing home care can significantly cut costs.
The decision to move into aged care is often made at the last moment, when the task of working out where to go and what it will cost can be overwhelming. Our definitive guide will walk you through your options and what they cost.
New rules have clarified the tax, Age Pension and other implications of granny flats, but putting a formal agreement in place is vital.
If you are over 65 years of age, still living in your own home and need some support to remain living independently, you can apply for a Home Care Package.
In this video Tracey Spicer talks to Jean Kittson about her book We need to talk about Mum and Dad, a practical guide to supporting ageing parents. Jean shares tips about confronting the taboos around ageing, deciphering a whole new world of jargon and finding the right specialists to help you navigate headaches such as Centrelink, aged care and enduring powers of attorney.
Old age isn’t the only time you may need to rely on someone you trust to make decisions concerning your medical treatment. As highlighted by the rapid onset of COVID-19, people of any age can become critically unwell. Ensure your decisions are adhered to with an advance care directive.
Older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) people fear discrimination, exclusion and isolation in Australia’s aged care services, we found in our research.
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.
Bina Brown explains how aged care home care packages work and how they are assessed.
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.
The government has announced a $537 million package for aged care in response to the damning interim findings of the royal commission.
If you or a loved one are entering the aged care system, My Aged Care may be your first port of call. Find out what you need to do and what services are available at home or within an aged care facility.
After many months of hearings across the country, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has published its interim report.
If you’ve read the headlines about poor standards in Australia’s nursing homes, it’s only natural to be concerned about your own family or friends in residential aged care. There was news in recent weeks that 45 of 72 Bupa nursing homes in Australia had failed to meet all health and safety standards.
Elderly retirees who need support to stay in their own homes can apply for government home care packages. We look at what they are, what the different levels cost, and when you may have to contribute from your own savings.