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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drugs limit; fears for aged

Drugs limit; fears for aged

Drugs limit; fears for aged

The government limits sales of painkillers as moves to protect the elderly are labelled ‘lazy, ...

Top Stories

  1. Government update
  1. Government focus is all wrong
  1. PM commits $537m to aged care
  1. Scathing aged care report
  1. Older Australians may die waiting

Elderly to get the right to be nasty

nasty older man

Elderly to get the right to be nasty

Most at risk of ridicule are LGBTQ people in aged care facilities.

Please, talk with us

Please, talk with us

Please, talk with us

The aged care royal commission is uncovering widespread and disturbing problems in residential and at ...

Medicine risk for older Australians

Medicine risk for older Australians

Medicine risk for older Australians

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia believes our most vulnerable are being put at risk.

Labor’s plans for older Aussies

intergenerational care

Labor’s plans for older Aussies

Labor puts aged care reform and workplace retraining at top of policy rollout for older ...

Retirees’ pleas being ignored

frustrated

Retirees’ pleas being ignored

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

Older Aussies abandoned, confused

Older Aussies abandoned, confused

Older Aussies abandoned, confused

Older Australians are often unable to access the necessary support to stay at home.

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

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