The Importance of Professional Aged Care Advice

Taking the step to obtain professional aged care advice is not taken lightly. Making the decision to transition to aged care can be a complex and emotional process for both individuals and their families. With an array of financial considerations and entitlements to navigate, seeking professional assistance from an experienced financial planner specialising in aged care can significantly ease the …

How Do I Qualify for Aged Care Services in Australia?

As we or our loved ones age, the need for specialised care and support becomes increasingly important. In Australia, various aged care services are available to provide assistance tailored to individual needs. However, navigating the eligibility requirements and understanding the process can be complex. In this post, we will guide you through the steps to qualify for aged care services …

The Power Of Choice: Exploring Aged Care Using Respite

Choosing an aged care facility for your loved one can be incredibly daunting. You need to know that your parent or family member will be both happy and well cared for. And while once upon a time that might have seemed like a given – with recent (and quite horrific) reports of aged care facilities providing sub-standard care – it’s …

Transitioning to Aged Care: Tips for Family Members

Transitioning a loved one to an aged care facility is not an easy move. However, in most cases, it is recommended from a doctor to provide them the care they require. Transitioning a loved one to aged care can be challenging for all family members involved and can lead to feelings of guilt, worry, and helplessness. Here are some tips …

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

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, in most cases, a large sum is required. Families often want to pay their parent’s RAD to potentially prevent them having to sell the family home. And …

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 …