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Is it a scam?

January 14, 2022
Naturally, people aspire to get the most out of their investments, especially if a great opportunity is presented by a ‘trusted’ organisation. However, investment scams occur more often than you may think, highlighting the risk both self-directed investors and SMSF trust...
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Aged care seems expensive, and comes at a time when your finances may be dwindling. This might make you worry about whether you can afford to pay for care. In Australia, we are lucky that government subsidies can help with the costs, but you will have to jump through hoops t...
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As we approach the end of another year, many people will be looking forward to the festive season and the chance to slow down and catch up with family, particular older parents.  Busy lives and distant homes can make it easy to feel out of touch.  But this may be a...
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Living with dementia can be unsettling and frustrating, but independence and quality of life can still be achieved with the right support and a few changes....
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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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