Aged Care

Want to know more about aged care, but confused by the maze of information and acronyms, the roundabout of government departments and the obscure pension implications? This section of YourLifeChoices website is devoted to helping you to negotiate the tips and traps of ageing well at home or in residential care. And how you can make the best choices in aged care, whether for yourself, your parents or a loved one.
What is Aged Care?







Staying at home

Cost of Aged Care







Decision time







Your Aged Care Rights







Aged care resources and where to get help







Aged care needs ‘urgent redesign’

Aged care needs ‘urgent redesign’

Aged care needs ‘urgent redesign’

Inquiry told 16,000 Australians – 44 per day – died while waiting for a home-care ...

Top Stories

  1. More funds for at-home aged care
  1. Green thumbs and trembling fingers
  1. Seniors unprepared for the end
  1. What if we all had a ‘due date’?
  1. Technology to keep you independent

Plan to prevent unnecessary stays

Plan to prevent unnecessary stays

Plan to prevent unnecessary stays

Program could prevent stressful, often unnecessary, hospital admissions for aged care patients.

Aged care accommodation deposits

Refundable accommodation deposits explained

Aged care accommodation deposits

As people live longer, more will end up in aged care.

Death not a popular topic

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Death not a popular topic

Older Australians are shunning the opportunity to complete an advance care directive.

Aged care and the Age Pension

Aged care and the Age Pension

Aged care and the Age Pension

George’s mum is moving into aged care and he wants to know what happens to ...

The future shape of aged care?

Is this the future shape of aged and dementia care?

The future shape of aged care?

Natasha Chadwick is on a mission to reshape how older Australians are cared for.

Are you due a refund from Bupa?

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Are you due a refund from Bupa?

Aged care provider apologises but ACCC takes it to court.

What is aged care?

Solving the aged care mystery

Take part in our Friday Flash Poll and help us solve the aged care mystery.

Make a difference

Must-know aged care terms

This handy list of must-know terms will help you to navigate arranging aged care.

What you need to know

Consumer directed care welcomed

Consumer Directed Care (CDC) is a welcome change to community aged care

Find out more

Cost of aged care

Report urges shake-up of home care

High home-care costs, poor staff training and a lack of transparency identified.

Confusion reigns

Why aged-care planning is vital

It’s tempting to ignore the costs, but do so at your peril.

Start the planning early

Who profits from aged-care funds?

Report highlights how private aged care companies make more money than charities.

Caring and collecting

Decision time - how to process and proceed

Home care versus aged care

Case studies in June’s example compare cost of home vs residential care.

Which one is best?

Your rights

Aged care and the sexual revolution

Sexual intimacy in aged care is a basic human right that’s currently being neglected.

A basic human need