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

Infantilizing our Elders

  Imagine that you invite the following people to a party: Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Harvey Keitel, Francis Ford Coppola, Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson, Anthony Hopkins, Burt Reynolds, Bob Dylan, Sophia Loren, and Brigitte Bardot.   What form of party … Continued

What is Residential Aged Care?

  Australia’s aged care system aims to ensure older people receive support and quality care when they need it. Residential Aged Care facilities are one component of the aged care system and are available across Australia.   Residential care is … 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

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

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

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