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  1. How can a Day Therapy Centre (DTC) benefit me?

    If you are struggling with any day to day activities, have reduced mobility or a chronic health problem, a Day Therapy Centre may be a great option for you.

  2. Not just a new home, a new lifestyle

    CONSUMER STORY - When Kevin and Pamela Dring made a sea-change over 20 years ago, they didn't realise they would eventually be city-bound again. But after realising they were too far away from family and feeling like they needed a little bit extra protection, last year the couple decided to move into a retirement village in Sydney's North.

  3. Age-related macular degeneration and eye health

    It is common for people over 50 to start having issues with their eyesight, and you can never really know the importance of your vision until you lose it.

  4. An introduction to Home Care

    Living independently in your own home is not always easy when you get older.

  5. An introduction to retirement villages

    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.

  6. Assessing your needs and eligibility

    Before you can access Government subsidised aged care options, such as in home care or to moving into a nursing home, you need to be assessed to work out exactly what level of support you need. 

  7. Being wary of scams and sharing your personal information

    During this digital age, it’s hard to keep your information and money safe as an older person when new technology and how it works can be quite confusing. This is doubled by the fact more and more scammers are utilising the current COVID-19 crisis to target people through phone calls and email phishing scams.

  8. Benefits of short term respite care

    Respite care is an important service that provides carers with a break from their duties while being reassured that their older loved one is receiving quality aged care services.

  9. Building your nest egg for retirement

    Your retirement 'nest egg' refers to all your accumulated finances that are going to support you once you retire. This nest egg would ideally cover you for a comfortable lifestyle, assist with day to day essentials, allow for a holiday here and there, and cover any future care needs.

  10. Case study - Planning helps prepare for anything

    Aged in their mid-fifties, Joe and Lucy were worried about their financial situation. With increasing debt levels due to credit card debt, they had very little in savings and were unsure how their superannuation worked. 

  11. Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

    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.

  12. Daily Living in a nursing home

    Moving house is often stressful and it will take time to settle into your new environment.

  13. Dealing with the loss of a partner

    Death is a sad but inevitable part of life. Watching your partner of many years pass away may leave you with a whole range of emotions, such as feeling helpless, guilt or anger.

  14. Dementia

    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.

  15. Dementia behaviour changes and challenges

    One of the big indicators of dementia, besides memory loss, is a change in a person’s behaviour. 

  16. Differences between respite at home and nursing home respite

    At some point you may need to access respite, it may be because your carer needs a break, to relieve stress; to have more time to themselves, or your carer is unable to provide care during a specific period of time.

  17. Do I need transition care?

    If you end up in hospital for a time due to a health problem and are soon to be released back to your home, you may want to engage the Transition Care Program which can assist you in transitioning back into everyday life.

  18. Do I really need a Will and last testament?

    A lot of people have spent decades of their life collecting assets, treasures, memories, and slowly growing their wealth, it is only right that you have a say in what happens to your assets after you pass away.

  19. Downsizing and moving into a retirement village

    When the decision to move to a retirement village or independent living unit has been made, the reality of ‘the move’ can be overwhelming. There is so much to do!

  20. Duties and responsibilities

    Depending on the job or career you are aiming for in aged care, here are a number of tasks and responsibilities you need to undertake.

  21. Extreme sports for extreme seniors!

    When you think of extreme sports, you imagine a young person at their physical prime and an adrenaline junkie, ready for anything.

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