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....
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...
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