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FinancialRead about financial implications of your aged care choices
Dealing with complex financial issues at a time when your main concern is the health and welfare of loved ones can be challenging, not to mention time consuming and very confusing.
If you are finding it financially difficult to enter an aged care facility and are afraid you may have to sell your home in order to make the payment, a reverse mortgage is one option you may consider.
It can be confronting to hear from financial advisers and experts that to retire comfortably, you will need to save up to $1.2 million depending on your personal circumstances.
As that might not be an attainable option for some, there are ways to ensure there is a steady stream of income coming in every week to ensure you can enjoy a comfortable retirement.
Health & Specialised careLearn about different health concerns and specialised care options
There comes a time when a person living with a serious illness requires early intervention palliative care or is approaching the end of their life and may require additional support. This guide covers what you need to know about palliative care and how to get care.
It may begin with forgetting where you left your car keys and eventually lead to potentially dangerous situations such as forgetting to switch off the heater or kitchen stove.
While incontinence is not commonly discussed, research shows it is a significant health issue.
Home CareFind out about care options to help you living at home for longer
Before you can access Government subsidised aged care options, such as in home care or to moving into a nursing home, you need to be assessed to work out exactly what level of support you need.
Living independently and engaging with people in social groups can be difficult as a person grows older, but it’s not impossible.
If you want to stay in your own home, but need some help with daily tasks, or require entry level care, the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) may be able to help.
Legal & MediationUnderstand your rights and responsibilities
Accreditation is an important process for the Government to know if an aged care provider is providing good care to their residents.
Most of the time aged care services work well and the people who use them are happy with the service they receive. However, sometimes there is a problem, and you may need help to speak up and have the problem resolved.
The Resident Agreement is an important legal agreement between you and your aged care home.
Nursing HomesFrom costs to care, know what is involved when considering aged care homes
Moving house is often stressful and it will take time to settle into your new environment.
Understanding the processes before you can move into an aged care home doesn’t need to be difficult.
The process of moving in is often referred to as the ‘admission process’ and starts with an initial introduction, orientation and assessment.
People who can helpFind and expert to help you with the aged care process
When sorting out your aged care service and facility options for yourself or an older loved one, your first point of call is registering yourself with My Aged Care.
It is possible to remain living in your own home with a little bit of help. However, with so many services available, it can be challenging to know where to start and which one to use.
If you need to access basic Government-funded in home support under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP), you will need to be assessed by the Regional Assessment Service (RAS).
Retirement VillagesWhat you need to know when considering moving into a retirement village
You want your retirement to be long, happy and stress free, and where you live plays a major role in this.
Living in a retirement village can offer a supportive environment and encourage independence whilst having easy access to social and leisure activities held at your new home.
When the decision to move to a retirement village or independent living unit has been made, the reality of ‘the move’ can be overwhelming. There is so much to do!