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Many people think they can’t afford to get aged care advice, but the reality is you probably can’t afford not to get advice....
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This year’s Federal Budget focussed on the rising costs of living and how to help Australians manage. Before the Budget there was speculation that we would see changes for aged care funding and fees, but what made it into the Budget? This article takes a look at the m...
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Cashflow planning is important when moving into aged care, but plans can be thrown into chaos if your first invoice shows much higher fees than expected. This article sheds light on interim fees. ...
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As the festive season approaches, our hearts are filled with the anticipation of joy, togetherness, and the magic that Christmas brings. However, for those navigating the journey of dementia, the holiday season can present unique challenges. In this newsletter, we explore wa...
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Dementia Dot Point

December 8, 2023

Living at home with dementia 

Challenges of daily activities In previous newsletters we have discussed living at home with dementia and some of the challenges associated with the home.  Whilst trying to retain familiarity wherever possible, there are a range of positive changes that can be made...
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Second marriages may present additional financial challenges when balancing day-to-day expenses with implications for aged care funding. You may not share finances equally, but Centrelink/DVA will assess your obligations as if  you do....
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Dementia Dot Point

August 11, 2023

Living at home with dementia

Familiarity is enabling for the person living with dementia.  An unfamiliar environment can cause increased stress and confusion.  Living at home means being surrounded by familiar rooms, furniture, belongings, gardens, people, sights and sounds....
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With an increasing number of people living with dementia in Australia and around the world, research activities aim to understand how the brain works and look for ways to reduce or slow the risk of dementia. Across the globe, 10 million new cases of dementia are diagnosed ea...
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Getting your RAD refunded

April 28, 2023
Understanding the refund rules for RADs may remove some of the stress and worry with a move into residential care.Room prices in aged care are usually quoted as a lump sum. Often this is a big number, which can cause a lot of worry. But this is also one of the most misunders...
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For many people, a retirement village may offer a great retirement living solution, especially when you start to find maintenance on a home more difficult or you want convenient social interactions. You might also be able to access some personal care and home help support.&n...
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