Do you need additional resources on the Australian aged-care system?
Useful resources on aged care
Val Nigol, Aged Care: The Complete Australian Guide: The most authoritative aged care text in Australia (includes changes to become effective from 1 July 2014), Litehouse Books, 2013.
Rachel Lane and Noel Whittaker, Aged Care: Who Cares? Where? How? & How Much?, Noel Whittaker Holdings, 2nd edition, 2014.
(These are two extremely well-written and comprehensive guide to the aged-care system in Australia. They are packed with invaluable advice, and are a great starting point because they provide an overview of the entire system).
Rita Merienne, Tough…Tough Times…Tough Decisions: Easing the transition to aged care for all the family, Inspiring Publishers, 2014.
(Dealing with the emotional side of putting a loved one into aged care is extremely important. Rita Merienne shares her own experiences and advice on how to ease the journey. Well worth a read. $20 through firstname.lastname@example.org)
Government online resources
My Aged Care website
Australian Government – Department of Health and Ageing – Aged Care Pages
Australian Government – Department of Health and Ageing – Age Page – Australian Capital Territory
Centrelink – Aged Care Means Test Assessments
Australian Government – Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Other online resources
Aged Care Complaints Scheme
Aged Care With Ease
Beyondblue – The National Depression Initiative
Black Dog Institute
Blind Citizens of Australia
Canberra Blind Society
Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing
Council of the Aging (COTA)
The ACT Deafness Resource Centre
Later Life Advice
Mesothelioma Prognosis Network
Paliative Care Australia
Do you need assistance in finding the right aged-care solution for your particular situation? Are you interested in a more personalised service? Would you like to talk about your options with someone understands the aged-care system? If so, call Bina on +61 (0)418 651 330.