Pharmaceutical Benefits for Senior Australians

  Generally speaking older Australians (with the exception of DVA veterans or their spouses) can qualify for assistance from the government towards the cost of health care and pharmaceuticals through either the Pensioner Concession Card or through the Commonwealth Seniors … Continued

How is Mum’s age pension affected by her move to residential aged care?

  For most of our clients who are moving into residential aged care, retaining their Centrelink benefits and associated health cards is a high priority. In addition, often, a move into residential aged care is the catalyst for aged Australians … Continued

Do I need to provide guarantees for my parent entering residential aged care?

  A client of ours recently questioned us about the Residential Agreement and Accommodation Agreement they were asked to sign when admitting his mum to residential aged care. In particular he was concerned about a clause stating that a resident … Continued

What is an Advanced Health Care Directive and why should Mum and Dad have one?

  Gilbert is 93 and has been getting progressively frail for the last 15 years. His eyesight is nearly gone; he struggles to speak and has been living with incontinence for the last five years.  Two years ago, his family … Continued

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