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How Not To Pay A Nursing Home Bond

The family of a person going to aged care often want to know how not to pay a bond at a nursing home. Surprisingly, paying a bond is sometimes not actually required at all. A resident assessed as a low means resident, is not required to pay a bond. To determine if a...

What is Guardianship in Aged Care?

Guardianship in aged care is defined as the position carried out by a person in caring for someone who no longer has capacity to do so themselves. Legal Guardianship is an important position when caring for an elderly person moving into an aged care nursing home. A...

3 Ways to Help Pay for Your Parent’s Aged Care Home Fees

Paying for a aged care home fees can be difficult, and often places significant stress on a family’s finances. Old age is inescapable, this is why it is crucial to plan for aged care ahead of time, especially when your loved ones require specialised medical treatment....

How Centrelink Asset Assessments Affect Aged Care Accommodation

Depending on your financial situation, you may be asked to pay part, or all, of your residential aged care fees if it your income and assets allow you to do so. The fees for aged care you may be required to pay include: A Basic Daily Fee A Means-Tested Care Fee...

Assisted Living vs Aged Care Homes

Deciding whether to move in to and aged care home or seek some form of assisted living is a big decision that many aging Australians have to make. Comparing benefits with the costs is an essential part of the process, and what works best for one may not work for...

How 2017 Changes to the Centrelink Age Pension Will Affect You

From January 1st 2017 there were changes made to the asset tests used for calculating how much you receive from the Centrelink Age Pension. To avoid any unforeseen issues relating to your Age Pension, it is important you know what these changes are, and how they will...