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Did you think you would not qualify for the government subsidies on home care? Take another look - you might be surprised. ...
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The time may come when you need to make financial decisions on behalf of a parent as the Enduring Power of Attorney (EPoA). Is this an honour or a burden? It can be both, so the person taking on the role needs to understand both the legal obligations as well as family respon...
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In the last article we discussed the Enduring Power of Attorney which dealt with appointing a person to make decisions about your property and finances if you were mentally incapacitated.  This article  looks at appointing a ...
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An enduring power of attorney is a legal document that appoints someone of your choosing to make personal, financial, legal and property decisions on your behalf. They will do this if you lose capacity to make decisions yourself because of illness or injury. An enduring powe...
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Throughout our lives we make decisions about how we live based on our personal preferences, beliefs and values. If anything happened to you that prevented you from making your own decisions you might want to have some control over how these were made. Planning for the future...
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Is your home aged-friendly?

August 13, 2021
Home modifications may help an elderly person to stay in their home for longer by making the home safer and more accessible.  In some cases, this may be the difference between accessing care in your own home and needing to move into residential care.Take a look around y...
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We all lead busy lives so juggling family, work and personal responsibilities can be complicated - particularly when people we love need increasing levels of care and support.  This article takes a look at what to consider and where to start when you have older parents....
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Nobody wants to admit to themselves that their parents have grown old and frail. It’s a stark reminder that time marches on and life is not forever. But there are certain realities that must be faced if we are to keep our loved ones safe.Here are some signs to watch o...
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Thinking about having your parent(s) live with you rather than having them move into residential aged care?  Social isolation and safety of your ageing parents can be a concern.  As an alternative to living alone your parent(s) could live under ...
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Throughout our lives we make choices about where to live, largely driven by lifestyle, work or family. However, as we get older our health or increasing levels of frailty may have a greater impact on these choices. Homes come in a variety of shapes, styles and legal structur...
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