Age Pension Assets Test Changes

  One of the key messages from the 2016 Federal Budget was the need to re balance the assets test to help make access to government pensions fairer. To do this, the Government proposed to increase the assets test thresholds … Continued

What to do if your loved one passes away in residential aged care

    When your loved one enters the residential aged care facility you will be asked you to nominate a funeral director. You can check options at the Australian Funeral Directors Association website.   Formalities immediately after death The aged care … Continued

Gather Information about Your Ageing Parents

  By the time your parents hit their seventies, you need to know the business side of their lives. Learn about their situation across three broad areas: personal medical information, financial information, and legal documents, including valid copies of their … Continued

Things your financial adviser can help you with

  Navigating the aged care terrain requires much more than information. Families on this journey need a listening ear, acknowledgement, and reassurance. They want to be treated as whole and competent human beings, who can make their own decisions. They … Continued

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

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