Monthly Archives: February 2016

Residential aged care for pensioners

The government will subsidise aged care for elderly people with low means June Daley*, 93, shared her home with her daughter Marjorie, 66, for 15 years before she moved into residential aged care. The aged pensioner had savings of about $80,000 but nowhere near the $300,000 refundable accommodation deposit her preferred care home was asking. Marjorie

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Payment options for aged care

A guide to the different options of residential aged care and what you can expect to pay When Olga Kucera, 92, was advised for health reasons to move into residential care her immediate thought was to sell her home up the Hawkesbury River. But when the keen gardener was presented with the more financially viable

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Starting the aged care conversation

January is when many families confront the need for aged care, after spending time together over Christmas. When Barry Ridge, 87, was diagnosed seven years ago with Lewy body dementia his wife Edith, 87, and family knew that his care needs would steadily increase. For several years they managed in their home of 25 years

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