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  1. Finding purpose in your retirement

    The first few months of retirement can be bliss and may seem like a holiday. You have no work or obligations getting you out of bed in the morning, and you suddenly have a free schedule.

  2. Finding the right retirement village for you

    You want your retirement to be long, happy and stress free, and where you live plays a major role in this.

  3. Getting assessed and finding the right nursing home

    Understanding the processes before you can move into an aged care home doesn't need to be difficult. This guide will bring you up to speed - so let's get started!

  4. Home Care Package Fee Estimator

    Use the home care 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 in your home.

  5. How can Veterans Care support me?

    If you are a veteran, war widow or war widower, there are a number of aged care services supported by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) that you may be able to access.

  6. How can a placement consultant assist me?

    Needing to place a loved one into an aged care home can be a highly stressful event for families and carers. This process can be eased significantly with the help of an aged care placement consultant. 

  7. How do sanctions work?

    The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission handles all sanction and accreditation matters relating to Government funded aged care services, which was previously handled by the Department of Health.

  8. How does reverse mortgaging your house work?

    If you are finding it financially difficult to enter an aged care facility and are afraid you may have to sell your home in order to make the payment, a reverse mortgage is one option you may consider.

  9. How much can a retirement village cost?

    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.

  10. How much can home care cost?

    The Australian Government subsidises the delivery of home care services and packages. However, if you can afford to, you are expected to contribute to the cost of your care.

  11. How to apply for a nursing home

    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.

  12. How to continue funding your new life in retirement

    It can be confronting to hear from financial advisers and experts that to retire comfortably, you will need to save up to $1.2 million depending on your personal circumstances. 

    As that might not be an attainable option for some, there are ways to ensure there is a steady stream of income coming in every week to ensure you can enjoy a comfortable retirement.

  13. How to have “the home care talk” with your parents

    In your eyes, your parents, or any older loved one you may have in your life, will be forever young and the best place to go for advice.

  14. 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.

  15. Hydration for elderly people and the dangers of dehydration

    Hydration is very important for the human body to function, 60 percent of our body is made of water! It is vital. However, the elderly struggle to stay hydrated as their bodies have difficulty retaining water.

  16. Inclusive aged care: What are special needs groups?

    The Government has identified a number of groups of people as 'special needs' groups when it comes to aged care services.

  17. 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.

  18. Is respite care for me?

    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. 

  19. Keep mobile and stay independent

    The changes that occur with ageing can lead to problems with mobility such as unsteadiness while walking, difficulty getting in and out of a chair, or increased risk of falls. These are reportedly the top mobility problems experienced by older people and a major cause of injury and death. 

  20. Keeping healthy physically in your old age

    As we age, doing everyday tasks gets harder. There is an ache here and there, and we start to stop looking after ourselves as we should.

    But it’s fine? We are getting old anyway, right?

  21. Life in a retirement village

    Living in a retirement village can offer a supportive environment and encourage independence whilst having easy access to social and leisure activities held at your new home.

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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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