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  1. Planning for an emergency while in aged care

    Australia is currently experiencing the worst bushfires in its history, stretching across New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Victoria and into Queensland, along with widespread spot fires in South Australia, the Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia.

  2. Regional Assessment Service (RAS)

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 

  5. 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.

  6. Reverse mortgaging your House

    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.

  7. Sanctions

    All Government funded aged care providers are required to meet the applicable aged care quality standards.

  8. Staying safe during long heatwaves

    Australian summers are getting hotter and over the last few years there has been an increase in record hot days. Heatwaves can be a difficult time for older people. Especially when the heat never seems to end.

  9. Supported Residential Services and Facilities (SRS/SRF)

    Privately owned businesses can provide accommodation and care for residents similar to residential aged care but on a fee basis.

  10. Transition Care

    The Transition Care Program provides short term support and assistance for older people after completing any necessary acute and sub-acute care in a hospital.

  11. Veterans Care

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

  12. Waiting Lists & Vacancies

    Nursing homes don’t always have a place available for you straight away and it is wise to apply for more than one home to increase your chances of finding a place quickly.

  13. What about complaints?

    The number of people currently receiving aged care services, either in the community or in a residential facility, is vastly increasing and every day more people are entering new services.

  14. What is ACFI and how does it affect my care?

    There is a lot of talk around the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) and how important it is for aged care facilities to utilise it properly to provide services to their residents.

    But what is ACFI and how does it benefit people in aged care and the level of care they receive?

  15. What is My Aged Care?

    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.

  16. What is an Advance Care Directive?

    Next to your Will, an Advance Care Directive is one of your most important medical documents.

  17. What’s next for the Aged Care Royal Commission in 2020

    2020 is expected to be the last year of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

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