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

 

 

 

 

 

 

New care packages a ‘drop in the ocean’

Extra home care packages a ‘drop in the ocean’

New care packages a ‘drop in the ocean’

Key groups welcome extra home care packages, but say much more needs to be done.

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Aged care findings ‘horrendous’: GP

Aged care findings ‘horrendous’: GP

Aged care findings ‘horrendous’: GP

Only 1.3 per cent of residents are in facilities with ‘best practice’ staffing.

Where retirees want to age

neighbourhood gathering

Where retirees want to age

Seniors want adaptable housing and neighbourhoods that help them as they age.

The good news amid the bad

The good news amid the bad

The good news amid the bad

Is it a good news day? Elective surgeries can restart and we’re unlikely to catch ...

Initiatives for isolated older Aussies

older woman looking out her window

Initiatives for isolated older Aussies

Aged care providers are prioritising social connection as a way of reducing feelings of separation.

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, ...

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.

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

Initiatives for isolated older Aussies

Aged care providers are prioritising social connection as a way of reducing feelings of separation.

Reaching out

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