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Home Care Package Changes: More choice for elderly

Consumers are used to shopping around for the best electricity and phone deals. Now people who receive aged-care services in their home will be able to do the same. Recipients have a far greater control over which provider delivers the services they need, in a manner they are happy with, cost effectively. Under Increasing Choice in Home

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Home Care Changes

Home Care Becomes a Buyer’s Market CONSUMERS are used to shopping around for better deals with cars, interest rates and hotel rooms. Under Increasing Choice in Home Care reforms, from February 27, if someone with a home-care package is unhappy with the service they are getting from a provider, they will easily be able to

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Leave your affairs in order

Leaving your affairs in order is a gift to those left behind. Keeping the following information in one folder that holds all the relevant documents and/or information will assist the executor and family to carry out your wishes in a timely way. Note: Remember to make sure that family and executors know where the folder

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Dying to know

Death and dying aren’t regular dinner table conversation. But that doesn’t mean they should never been mentioned. How else will someone know what you want? Plan to plan Burial or cremation, church or hall, music or hymns? These are all decisions that at the time of death someone generally has to make on behalf of others.

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Five ways to fund aged care

  Placing a parent in an aged care facility can be a distressing time for families. It is not a pleasant experience financially either. Since the federal government introduced aged care reforms in July 2014, collectively families have been forced to find an extra $3 billion a year to move an elderly relative into an

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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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The cost of aged care

The accommodation component of aged care is no small amount. Accommodation prices currently published by providers on the government website My Aged Care range between $50,000 and $2,000,000, with an average price of $359,000. The RAD is the lump sum payment which can charged by a facility. Those that can afford it will pay what

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‘Tis the season for aged care placement

Family gatherings can be full of emotion at the best of times, but there is nothing like the festive season to bring out the best and worst of people. For many the chance to get together would have been a reality check on how senior family members are faring. It might have been when everyone

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