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

 

 

 

 

 

 

What if we all had a ‘due date’?

What if we all had a ‘due date’?

What if we all had a ‘due date’?

Science and research have broken through many barriers, now for our due date.

Top Stories

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Technology to keep you independent

Technology to keep you independent

Technology to keep you independent

Live at home independently for longer by making technology work for you.

Why aged care is a dirty word

Older Australians say aged care is a dirty word

Why aged care is a dirty word

Older Australians would rather rely on themselves than aged care.

Royal commission into aged care

PM announces a royal commission into aged care

Royal commission into aged care

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a royal commission into aged care.

Nurses reveal dodgy aged care

Nurses reveal dodgy aged care

Nurses reveal dodgy aged care

For-profit aged care providers taking advantage of $2.17b in taxpayer funded subsidies.

How not to start a war about care

How not to start a war about care

How not to start a war about care

Psychologist Emmanuella Murray explains the key to the conversation of care.

Caring for Dad: rollercoaster ride

Caring for my parents – a rollercoaster ride

Caring for Dad: rollercoaster ride

Linda had to learn a lot and fast when her parents moved from the country ...

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

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

Pensioners should pay more: Bupa

Government told to budget for higher charges to pensioners in aged care facilities.

Frail elderly targeted

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

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