Dealing with the Isolation

Dealing with the Isolation

Financial concerns are not the only fallout from the Corona Virus lock down period for aged care residents. We’re constantly told, that our best defense against the spread of the virus is “social distancing,” a term we were unfamiliar with just a few...
Selling your home to enter Aged Care

Selling your home to enter Aged Care

Many people moving into aged care choose to either sell or rent their former home to help pay their fees, in particular the large upfront Residential Accommodation Deposit. But now, more than even, may be a very difficult time to sell the family home. Social...
Break free from being asset rich and cash poor

Break free from being asset rich and cash poor

Here are four ways to try to boost your income… Are you asset rich but cash poor?  Turns out, you’re not alone. Data from the ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) shows that almost one-third of older Australians in low-income households were asset rich but cash...
Tis the season… for Granny Dumping!

Tis the season… for Granny Dumping!

Well, the lyric may not work with the well-known carol, and you may be privileged enough to have never come across the term ‘Granny Dumping’ but it is real, and it’s a thing… that especially happens over the Christmas season holidays. Granny dumping (informal) is a...
How to help keep Dementia at bay

How to help keep Dementia at bay

Here are 5 things to reduce the risk of dementia… Dementia is a devastating illness that affects one in 10 people over 65 but recent research suggests there are things you can do to reduce the risk of it happening to you.[1] The Economic Cost of Dementia in...
A Chat with the Family

A Chat with the Family

A great idea for families with aging parents, is to get together for a chat early, instead of waiting until one, or both parents are facing a health or financial crisis.  It’s good to know early and while they still have capacity, what they would like to happen....
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