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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Govt improves My Aged Care site

Govt improves My Aged Care site

Govt improves My Aged Care site

Aged care support site makes it easier to transfer consent online.

Top Stories

  1. Mary's story
  1. Diana & Ignatius's story
  1. The future of aged care funding
  1. Making an aged care complaint
  1. Eleven most common aged care Q&As

Connect with support services

handyman helping older gentleman with household tasks

Connect with support services

It’s never too early to find out about what aged care services and support are ...

Calls for increased palliative care

Calls for increased palliative care

Calls for increased palliative care

Many people approaching the end of life miss out on quality end-of-life care.

Increasing Choice in Home Care

Increasing Choice in Home Care

Increasing Choice in Home Care

It’s never too early to find out about the aged care services and support that ...

Tess's story

Tess's story

Tess's story

Tess has lived in Canberra for 57 years and after her husband Robert died, she ...

A boost for aged care funding

A boost for aged care funding

A boost for aged care funding

The Government has given a boost to services for older Australians, but is it enough?

Myra's story

Myra's story

Myra's story

No longer able to live at home, Myra moved to residential aged care and it’s ...

What is aged care

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

How home care packages have changed

Older Australians now have more choice in how home care packages are delivered.

Changes benefit consumers

The costs of residential aged care

Understand and make informed decisions around the financial issues of aged care

How much will you have to pay?

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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