It is now clear that modifications to the rules governing pensions and age care have just one thing to say to the public: find alternative means to finance your retirement. These latest changes to pension and aged care rules pose a new threat to Adelaide retirees – as if they needed any more! The Abbott-Turnbull governments’ […]
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The Association of Superannuation Funds (ASFA) is looking for ways to help its members prepare better for aged care, and according to its chief executive this may result in new home equity schemes to fund nursing home costs. In her address to the ASFA conference recently, Pauline Vamos noted that the government would soon experience […]
There is no doubt that Adelaide families going through the transition to aged care experience a highly emotional time. Adult children find it hard to let go of the family home, while parents often think they have no other options to fund the accommodation bond, or what is now known as the ‘Refundable Accommodation Deposit’ […]
Older men continue to access home care services far less than women. New data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that older women are much more likely to use home care services compared to men, making up 2 out of 3 consumers. The same report also reveals that women are also […]
Did you know that falls were the second biggest cause of elderly hospital admissions last year? The Royal Melbourne Hospital released new statistics that re-confirm that falls are a major cause of injury for the elderly and most of these injuries happen at home. This is greater than admissions for strokes, dementia, or disease for […]
The Gay and Lesbian Foundation of Australia (GALFA) recently announced a new round of funding for helping LGBTI-inclusive care in Adelaide, SA and the whole country. The funding will work as part of the Sidney Myer Fund and is intended for projects that support the healthy wellbeing of older LGBTI people in Australia. Previous problems that […]
Getting old can be hard. We fight for our loved ones’ care and affection and we long for somewhere to belong. We don’t want to end up alone. And no matter how old we get, we always want to look out for our children and grandchildren because they matter to us. In this context, it’s […]
There was some big news for Adelaide seniors in the recent Federal budget: starting next year, a new rule in aged care means testing is expected to force an increase in house sales and reverse mortgage applications amongst Adelaide pensioners and retirees. Beginning January 1, rental income will no longer be excluded in the calculation of […]
Around 72,000 people under Home Care Packages (HCP) in Australia will experience change in the way they receive their benefits come July 1st. A new program called Consumer Direct Care (CDC) will replace the current government funded stay-at-home care schemes for the elderly. Many Adelaide pensioners and seniors will be affected by the transition. As […]
A two-tiered system in residential aged care appears to be emerging in Adelaide and South Australia, according to a new study. Today, for-profit providers are seen dominating the major cities, while non-profit providers are positioned in regional and remote locations. According to the Department of Health and Ageing, for profit-providers have grown more than twice […]
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