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Retirement Housing – an aid for Family Discussions

Over the holiday season many families will be discussing retirement housing options for frail family members. One thing that hampers such discussions is the difficulty of knowing what the options are. We hope the following brief sketch is helpful. Options include: Staying in the current home A range of services are available to help with […]

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Staying in the family home as long as possible is best. Right ?

Well, although that might seem the best thing to, it may not be in the best interests of the elderly family member. Although many services are now available as “Home care” – such as laundry, preparing meals, shopping and home maintenance, personal care, etc  this does not address one of the most important issues – […]

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New residential aged care arrangements

The new residential aged care arrangement became effective on 1 July 2014 – probably the biggest changes in many years. Most aged care facilities are just getting their heads around the changes, so a period of confusion can be expected. However some things are known, for example: The distinction between “High Care” and “Low Care” […]

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