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.
When we plan for life after retirement, we can often tend to focus on saving for a comfortable standard of living and travel. It can be difficult to factor in anything other than a happy and healthy journey as we get older, even if we know the reality can be very different.
Staff shortages and a lack of training have once again emerged as key issues underpinning the nation’s aged care crisis, as the aged care royal commission hears testimony in Perth.
Australia’s retirement incomes system has been built on the assumption that most retirees would own their home outright. But new Grattan Institute modelling shows the share of over 65s who own their home will fall from 76% today to 57% by 2056 – and it’s likely that less than half of low-income retirees will own their homes in future, down from more than 70% today.
Most Australians prefer to die at home but few adequately plan for it. Consequently, just one in seven dies at home. Some say they will make plans “when the need arises”. But what if you have a heart attack, go into a coma, have a stroke, or develop dementia before having shared your thoughts?
This year’s budget includes $448.5 to modernise Australia’s Medicare system, by encouraging people with diabetes to sign up to a GP clinic for their care. The clinic will receive a lump sum payment to care for the person over time, rather than a fee each time they see their GP.
On 2 April 2019, Josh Frydenberg announced his first Federal Budget as Treasurer. There were only a handful of policies that directly relate to superannuation, but also tax cuts and a one-off energy payment for older Australians.