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....
Support in Aged Care

Support in Aged Care

As at 31 December 2017, there were 104,602 people waiting for a home care support package. A staggering 26.70% had been waiting for more than 12 months, although many had a lower care package in the interim. [1] How do you increase your chances of receiving the...
The five key questions on  aged care

The five key questions on aged care

If you are considering aged care for someone close to you, there are five questions you need answered to ensure the best care at the most reasonable cost.   It’s a fact of life that many of us will need to one day face the daunting task of seeking aged care...
Choosing to stay at home…

Choosing to stay at home…

Older Australians often prefer to age at home rather than move into residential care. Home care packages may help you to stay in your home longer and take pressure off your family and friends while giving you the independence to live as you...
What is a home care package?

What is a home care package?

Under the Aged Care Act 1997, the Australian Government provides subsidies to approved home care providers so they may coordinate a package of care, services and case management to meet the individual care needs of older Australians. Home care packages are designed to...
Do you have a valid Will?

Do you have a valid Will?

Creating a valid will is one of the most important things you can do to protect your loved ones. Here we explain how to go about it. Seek legal advice While DIY will kits can seem like an easy and inexpensive way to make a will, they can be fraught with pitfalls. Your...
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