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.

Some aged care homes ‘run like a factory’

aged care run like a factory

Some aged care homes ‘run like a factory’

‘Frankly, there are some places … I wouldn't go anywhere near,’ says professor.

Top Stories

  1. Australians’ attitudes towards ageing
  1. New care packages a ‘drop in the ocean’
  1. Aged care findings ‘horrendous’: GP
  1. Where retirees want to age
  1. The good news amid the bad

Fixing aged care

woman and her mother at an aged care facility

Fixing aged care

Deloitte Access Economics suggests fixing the aged care system would not be expensive.

Turn care wait from nightmare to dream

mature woman waiting by the window

Turn care wait from nightmare to dream

Most Australians want to age at home. Here’s how we can.

Aged care action plan

Nurse and senior man wearing facemasks during coronavirus and flu outbreak

Aged care action plan

Nursing union calls for urgent action as deaths related to aged care continue to grow.

The ‘SAS of the medical world’

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The ‘SAS of the medical world’

AUSMAT teams are now working in aged care homes. What does that mean?

Deaths put focus on aged care failures

health minister greg hunt

Deaths put focus on aged care failures

Victorian premier admits he wouldn’t put his mother into aged care.

App to protect aged care residents?

zipline app

App to protect aged care residents?

‘Zipline’ allows facilities to track visits and stick to social distancing guidelines.

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

Aged care sector eyes ‘wealthy’

Major aged care provider lobbies government for review of means-tested fees.

Pressure on ‘wealthy’

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

Resources and where to get help

Initiatives for isolated older Aussies

Aged care providers are prioritising social connection as a way of reducing feelings of separation.

Reaching out

Retirees’ pleas being ignored

The federal government’s My Aged Care service is failing older Australians.

Alarm bells ringing

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