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If you are no longer able to remain living independently at home, moving into a nursing home can ensure quality of life, comfort, and give you peace of mind that you’re well looked after.
As soon as you have been approved by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) for Government funded residential care you can begin looking for your future home.
Australia has a large aged care system that delivers differing levels of care for older people depending on their support needs and care requirements. This system is broken down into three areas - home care, residential aged care, and retirement villages.
Living independently in your own home is not always easy when you get older.
If you want to stay in your own home, but need some help with daily tasks, or require entry level care, the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) may be able to help.
A Home Care Package provides Government funded services that will help you to remain at home for as long as possible, as well as providing choice and flexibility in the way that the care and support is provided.
Retirement is a new stage of life, and some even say ‘life begins at retirement’. You may be looking forward to putting your feet up or pottering around the garden, or want to fill your time with volunteering or social group activities.
In Australia, there are both ownership and rental opportunities to choose from when deciding on the best retirement living option for you.
You want your retirement to be long, happy and stress free, and where you live plays a major role in this.
Dealing with complex financial issues at a time when your main concern is the health and welfare of loved ones can be challenging, not to mention time consuming and very confusing.
Retirement planning can be confusing at the best of times, but when finances are thrown in, it can make the whole process feel incredibly daunting.
If you are looking into aged care services, your first question is likely to be, 'how much is this going to cost?'
As you age, you become more and more susceptible to developing diseases or disabilities that affect your overall health and wellbeing.
It may begin with forgetting where you left your car keys and can eventually lead to potentially dangerous situations such as forgetting to switch off the heater or kitchen stove.
One of the big indicators of dementia, besides memory loss, is a change in a person’s behaviour.
My Aged Care is a Government operated website and contact centre that can help older Australians access Government funded in home support options, community care or residential aged care.
2020 is expected to be the last year of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
When sorting out your aged care service and facility options for yourself or an older loved one, your first point of call is registering yourself with My Aged Care.
Most of the time aged care services work well and the people who use them are happy with the service they receive. However, sometimes there is a problem, and you may need help to speak up and have the problem resolved.
If you have any worries, concerns or complaints about aged care services you are receiving, it can be difficult to let your provider know that you feel you are not receiving adequate care and services.
We may not realise it but ageism, or discrimination on the grounds of someone’s age, is all around us.