Government support

Centrelink Q&A: Pam’s fears on nursing home fees

Pam and her husband are approaching their 80s and rely on the Age Pension only. They need a plan should one of them need to enter a nursing home.

Aged Care

‘Assault risks higher’ in coastal nursing homes

The sheer number of older Australians living in coastal nursing homes means they are more likely to be assaulted than those living elsewhere, according to the CPSA.

Living in retirement

Nursing home resident says he can barely afford buying a paper

Keith Hain wanted the costs explained but was getting nowhere – until he asked YourLifeChoices.

Aged Care

Abuse at an aged care facility prompts spot checks

Nursing homes will no longer receive advance warning of audits by the regulator in a bid to prevent the type of abuse of the elderly that was unearthed at the scandal-plagued Oakden facility.

Aged Care

High-care cottages for seniors to stay near family

Rising aged care costs are weighing heavily on the minds of seniors. One US company has designed an affordable, high-tech granny flat that allows families to keep looking after elderly parents.

Aged care system fails dementia sufferers

Alzheimer’s Australia has released a report stating that the Australian aged care system is failing dementia sufferers and their families. The research was conducted as part of the national conversation on aged care reform. More than 1000 people attended 16 consultations run by Alzheimer’s Australia across the nation.


Why is dementia so scary?

Dementia is scary. There is no cure, it can manifest in different ways, it does not discriminate between the organic vegans and the fast-food junkies and there are 1600 new cases in Australia every single week. According to research that number will have doubled in 20 years if we don’t make any breakthroughs regarding the cause or the cure in that time.