Understanding the My Aged Care Process

What is a Home Care Package? My Aged Care is the government organisation looking after aged care subsidies. Home Care Packages are government home care services that allow older Australians to stay in their own homes longer or possibly even put off going to a nursing home altogether. The subsidy you receive pays for support […]

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Aged Care Royal Commission

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By now most Australians have heard about the ‘Four Corners’ show and the government’s quick response in announcing an aged care royal commission (RC). I’m appalled, as I’m sure you are, at the disgusting treatment portrayed in the show on Monday, 17 September, 2018. Our elderly deserve great care – the best care we can […]

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How to change your home care provider

Did you know that you can easily change your Home Care Provider if you are unhappy with the service? As of February 2017, older Australians have the freedom to research and compare different Home Care Providers, and choose the one that suits them the best. This new aged care model is called Consumer Directed Care. Along with […]

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Growing numbers of elderly Australians waiting for a Home Care Package

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Home Care Packages (HCP) are government-funded subsidies available for senior Australians to receive In-Home Care and Support. This package can fund a variety of services at home including meal services, gardening, nursing, basic personal care etc. More details about Home Care Packages can be found here. Unfortunately, obtaining a Home Care Package is not that […]

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Free Home Care Information Session

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How to cut through the confusion around aged care in Australia!What you need to do so you or your loved one ages well!How to avoid the nursing home by being proactive!One in three elderly parents suffer a fall, and most families don’t get help until it’s too late. Some 80% of the calls we receive […]

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Top 5 Benefits of In-Home Retirement and Care

Benefits of Home Care

Most elderly Australians want to stay independent and in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible after retirement. That is why home care is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to nursing/retirement facilities. After all, goes the saying, ‘home is where the heart is’ and when someone is unwell or frail it’s […]

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9 Tips to Help You Convince Your Ageing Parents to Accept Help

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Almost weekly we hear from someone who is struggling to arrange support for one or both of their parents. The struggle is due to resistance from their ageing parents who keep insisting that they don’t need help yet! Sound familiar? If this is a struggle you are currently going through you are certainly not alone. […]

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Signs of Alzheimer’s in Your Loved Ones

Alzheimer's Disease Signs and symptoms

The signs of Alzheimer’s disease can be difficult to recognize, since most people experience some form of forgetfulness from time to time. That’s why it’s important to be able to tell the difference between normal memory lapses and Alzheimer’s symptoms. Alzheimer’s disease is a long gradual process. It will cause a person to eventually lose […]

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