EOFY: Aged Care & Centrelink. What to do.

With the end of 2022 financial year approaching, it is a great time to review any Centrelink or aged care entitlements you have. As always, we are here to assist you. If you have any questions about the issues mentioned below, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Here are some things to consider: Applying for Centrelink or DVA benefits The …

Useful Links for Aged Care

Unsure where to go when looking into aged care? Here are links to resources relating to all things aged care- and if you can’t find what you are looking for, please call us and we will help you find it!  Aged Care Pricing Commissioner – www.acpc.gov.au The Australian Government Deptment of Health – www.health.gov.au The Australian Government Department of Human …

Nursing Home Costs: All You Need To Know

Nursing home costs (or aged care facilities as they are now known) are made up of the following components: accomodation costs, daily fee, care fee and extra fee/service fee. The accommodation cost is determined once an income and assets assessment is completed. This is arranged through either the Department of Human Services or Department of Veteran Affairs. A resident will be classified …

Low Means Aged Care –What You Need to Know

When it comes to aged care in Melbourne, there are two main categories when it comes to assessing the requirement to pay for care. These are ‘market price’ or ‘low means’. If assessed as having the means to pay market price, the resident is required to pay the market value for their aged care accommodation. This includes daily payments, lump sum or …

STRC: All You Need To Know

What is Short Term Restorative Care? Short Term Restorative Care (or STRC) is where you’re able to access a range of different services and support, for up to eight weeks, twice per 12-month period. Services include things like home maintenance, mobility aids or other equipment, health services such as physiotherapy and podiatry, daily assistance with cooking and cleaning, mental and emotional …

Should I Pay for my Parent’s Refundable Accomodation Deposit?

Navigating aged care and the costs associated can be a nightmare. One of the biggest hurdles to face is coming up with the required Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD). To enter an aged care facility, usually a large sum is required and often, families want to pay their parent’s RAD to potentially prevent them having to sell the family home. And while …