Who to Deal With When Entering into Aged Care?

Entering aged care as a resident (or being part of the residents family) is usually a very overwhelming time for all. Seeing an aged care financial planner should be one of the first things you do. There is a lot to navigate and understand and quite substantial financial obligations. Entering aged care can be a very unsettling and confusing time. …

How to Choose an Aged Care Facility

There are a lot of elements to consider when the time comes to choose an aged care facility for a loved one. Here are a few pointers to help guide you when making a choice. Location Often when multiple family members are involved, this is a deciding factor. As a family, think about who will be visiting most often. If …

What Happens If I Can’t Afford Aged Care?

Firstly, no matter what your circumstances, the Australian government will fund residential aged care ensuring it is accessible for everyone who needs it. The costs to enter vary by home, and the amount of funding towards your care depends on your ability to pay and your financial circumstances.   Where do I get started? You firstly need to be assessed for …

How To Reduce Aged Care Costs

At Aged Care Specialists Vic, we often have overwhelmed family members come to us and ask how to reduce aged care costs. In most cases, the way to reduce aged care costs is to ensure the person entering aged care has minimised their assets. This will ensure they are receiving the maximum benefits towards the cost of their care and …

Can I be Forced to Sell the Family Home?

I’m asked this question many times each week. The answer in short, is NO, you cannot be forced to sell your family home. However, once we look at alternatives and the affect this could have on your final asset base to leave behind for your family as an inheritance, selling your family home is an option that you may consider. When …