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

Mobility Options for the Elderly

  One of the dilemmas you may have to face with your aging parents is driving. Common medical conditions associated with aging include loss of vision, hearing, decreased perception, decreased memory, reduced strength, reduced flexibility, deteriorating peripheral vision, and reduced … Continued

What is an ACAT and why do I need one?

  Before you look at aged care facilities, arrange an Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT) assessment for your loved one. They will need an ACAT assessment and approval if you want them to receive aged care services through any level … Continued

The human dynamic of placing a loved one into residential aged care

Through our experiences with clients we have learned that the aged care journey is synonymous with a unique human dynamic. Entry to an aged care facility is associated with failing health, and is often precipitated by an ill-health event which … Continued

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