Monthly Archives: February 2021

What aged care could look like

Canberra’s first independent dementia home is just months away from opening but owner Rodney Jilek is already thinking about replicating the idea elsewhere. The not-for-profit cottage-style residential aged care option will accommodate up to six “guests” at a time. There will be a house manager, two carers and a registered nurse. It will operate alongside a day

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The growing case for self managing home care

Self-management is emerging as an important and sometimes only option, to deliver aged care under the myriad reforms to the sector introduced since 2013. Bob Campbell was grateful when, after a 12-month wait, he was assigned an interim level one home care package. The 89-year-old had received approval for a level two home care package

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Choose your attorney with care

Give careful thought to who acts on your behalf when you can no longer make your own decisions as even your children may not put your needs first. When Catherine Dawson objected strongly to going into residential aged care, her adult children looked immediately to enact the enduring power of attorney on which they were signatories. After

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