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 …

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 …

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 …