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.
While some forms of elder abuse can be very obvious, in most cases, the abuse takes place behind close doors and can be hard to spot, especially when a close family member or friend is the perpetrator.
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.
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.
An Advance Care Directive (ACD) is an important document that can direct your family, friends and medical professionals in how you wish to receive care when you are dying or not cognitive to give directions. While there is no specific legislation around ACD's, they are legally binding and it gives you the opportunity to make your future healthcare preferences known if you lose decision making capacity due to injury or illness.