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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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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.

More funds for at-home aged care

More funds aimed to make a dent in at-home aged-care wait lists

More funds for at-home aged care

More funds aimed to make a dent in at-home aged-care wait lists

Green thumbs and trembling fingers

Green thumbs and trembling fingers

Green thumbs and trembling fingers

The learning never stops – for young and old.

Seniors unprepared for the end

Seniors unprepared for the end

Seniors unprepared for the end

Around 70 per cent of Australians leave no instructions regarding end-of-life decisions.

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

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