Category Archives for ACAT

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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Is it possible to stay at home with dementia?

It’s a popular misconception that people who have dementia will have to be cared for in a residential facility sooner or later. Certainly, many people assume that there is a point at which admission to an aged care home is the inevitable conclusion to their loved one’s life with dementia. In the absence of discouragement […]

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Comparing aged care options – what’s best for your loved one?

Many people make the assumption that residential aged care facilities are the primary choice when considering options for the future care of their ageing loved ones. Certainly, for some elderly people, in particular circumstances, residential care is likely to be the best or only workable solution: there may be, for various reasons, a need for […]

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Aged Care at Home: The role of ACAT

What is ACAT? People that are exploring in home care options for an aged or senior family member are often unclear as to the role of the ACAT. So let’s have brief look at this and share some links to further information. ACAT is an acronym for Aged Care Assessment Team. It’s a government body that […]

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In-Home Care or Facility

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Most of us would agree with the adage: “there’s no place like home!” How much more so then for our senior citizens who are accustomed to a lifetime of independence and possibly decades of calling the same place home. It is understandable that when it becomes necessary to transition from a fully independent lifestyle into […]

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