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  1. How to maintain and improve mobility and reduce falls

    As we get older it can get more difficult to move around. Reduced mobility contributes to a range of other health problems and can affect your overall wellbeing. From a loss of independence to social isolation and not being able to do what you used to do, to stay healthy, happy and in your home longer, regular exercise is paramount!

  2. Introduction to Home Care

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

  3. Introduction to Nursing Homes

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Legal Agreement

    The Resident Agreement is a legal agreement between you and your aged care home.

  6. Life in a Village

    Living in a Retirement Village can offer a supportive environment and encourage independence, as well as the ability to enjoy social and leisure activities, if you choose.

  7. Managing Incontinence

    While incontinence is not commonly discussed, research shows it is a significant health issue.

  8. Moving house

    It is not unusual for people who are downsizing or having to move into a nursing home to have 50 years or more of accumulated goods and belongings.

  9. Moving into a Home

    The process of moving in is often referred to as the ‘admission process’ and starts with an initial introduction, orientation and assessment.

  10. Moving into a 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!

  11. Need help navigating your aged care choices?

    We help senior Australians navigate the complex aged care system in a number of ways. Some prefer our hard copy DPS Guide, some prefer taking their search online to Aged Care Guide and some just want to speak to a knowledgeable person who can talk them through their next step in the aged care journey.

  12. Nursing Home Costs

    So you have chosen, or been offered, a bed in a nursing home where you would like to live, but how much do you have to pay?

  13. Nursing Home Fee Estimator

    Use the Nursing home fee estimator to help you to work out an estimate of what costs and fees you'll be asked to pay when accessing aged care services.

  14. Our agreement to increase transparency in the aged care sector

    We’re pleased to announce our partnership with Australia’s leading consumer and provider peak bodies and associations to improve transparency and create real change in the aged care sector.

  15. Palliative Care

    There comes a time when a person living with a serious illness approaches their end of life and may require additional support. This guide covers what you need to know about end-of-life care and how to get care.

  16. Pet Therapy

    Pets not only offer companionship and unconditional love, in fact, emerging research suggests they may have the ability to boost health and general well-being, especially in the elderly.

  17. Placement Consultants

    Needing to place a loved one into an aged care home can be a highly stressful event for families and carers.

  18. Regional Assessment Service (RAS)

    RAS helps to identify clients’ and carers’ needs for support and their goals for greater independence and wellbeing.

  19. Renting or Owning

    In Australia there are both ownership and rental opportunities for retirement living options. Generally the deciding factor of whether you rent or buy is subject to your financial situation.

  20. Respite Care

    Caring for a loved one is a valuable and rewarding job but also a tough one, and as a carer it’s easy to forget about your own well being. 

  21. Retirement Village Costs Overview

    There are several charges and fees associated with living in a retirement village and all payments made before, during and after living in a retirement village must be specified in the entry agreement contract.

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Placement consultants

  1. Placement consultants help you find the best aged care to suit your needs and will take you through the whole process

Talking Aged Care

  1. Your best source of the latest news, stories and articles about aged care.

Financial assistance

  1. Financial advisors and consultants will deal with the complex and time consuming financial issues relating to aged care

DPS Guide to Aged Care

  1. Our printed directory of all public and private nursing homes, low care facilities, community care and retirement living

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