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.
Funding aged care can be complex and confusing, but that’s no excuse not to plan for it.
Most of us would like to remain in our own home for as long as possible as we age, but paid support may be necessary.
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.
Advanced care directives are documents that state your preferences for future medical care, should you lose the capacity to make decisions.
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.
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.
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.