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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caring for Dad: rollercoaster ride

Caring for my parents – a rollercoaster ride

Caring for Dad: rollercoaster ride

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Consultation open on Budget money

Consultation open on Budget money

Consultation open on Budget money

Task of making sure aged care places are located where they are needed begins.

Initiatives for aged fall short

Initiatives for aged fall short

Initiatives for aged fall short

Home-care package funding inadequate and rental stress ignored.

Aged care needs Budget support

Aged care needs Budget support

Aged care needs Budget support

Aged care requires urgent funding support in the 2018–19 Federal Budget.

The need to plan end-of-life care

The need to plan end-of-life care

The need to plan end-of-life care

How to start the difficult conversation about preparing for death.

Aged care centres dumping patients

Aged care centres dumping patients

Aged care centres dumping patients

Aged care companies are accused of dumping residents in emergency departments.

Robots invade Tokyo nursing home

Japan trials robotic carers in nursing homes

Robots invade Tokyo nursing home

The Japanese Government fears a shortfall of carers will leave elderly unattended.

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

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

How home care packages have changed

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

Changes benefit consumers

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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