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 are from family members after there has been a critical incident or crisis – e.g. a serious fall and hospitalisation. Sadly, at this point remedies and help are often limited and also may not be available to families for some time.
Families in the midst of such a crisis also find themselves dealing with a complex aged care system in a time when they’re already in emotional overload and often struggling to cope. As Clare put it, after she and her siblings arranged Platinum to care for their Dad and Mum, “It is all so daunting. There are so many forms. We were 3 educated adults trying to deal with this and we struggled with it all.”
In response to this widespread confusion about how the aged care system works, Platinum Healthcare and Spyker Legal are presenting two FREE information seminars.
In the lead up to the August seminars Len discussed some of the challenges faced by our elderly and their families on Mornings with Mike at Sonshine FM. You can listen to the discussion here.
The presentations are addressed at those who are ageing and also their family members. You will learn:
Hi Len, Thanks for the very informative evening. The way you explained the process was really good and easy to understand. Much easier than how the HACC lady explained to me when we started going through the process with Mum.
And yes, still waiting after a few months for ACAT . Like you mentioned at the meeting it’s something that needs to be spoken about with the parent(s) way before the time we think we need the extra help. Thanks again.
Kelmscott Seminar Attendee
The seminar will be presented by Len Schoof, Client Services Manager at Platinum Healthcare Group and Warnar Spyker, Director of Spyker Legal. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion following the presentation.
3 August 2018
10.30am to 12.30pm
John McGrath Hall
99 Hensman Street, South Perth
(Behind Como Bowling and Recreation Club Inc)
16 August 2018
10.30am to 12.30pm
67 Riley Rd, Riverton
(Bill Cole Function Area 3 Room)
Click here to reserve a place at one of the seminars