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Cost of Aged Care Homes for Elderly Australians

Moving to an Aged Care Home is inevitable for most Australians and whether it’s for you, or for a loved one, it’s important to understand the potential costs involved. At some stage in your life you may be faced with the financial responsibilities associated with Aged...

Typical Daily Costs of Nursing Home Care

The typical costs of Nursing Home Care (Aged Care) are broken down in to daily costs. There are a number of daily costs that on needs to consider when entering Aged Care. Different daily costs will apply to different residents. The following factors will influence the...

What Does DVA Stand for in Aged Care

There are several acronyms used in aged care terminology and one that confuses many people is DVA. The term DVA stands for Department of Veteran Affairs. What is the Department of Veteran Affairs? In relation to aged care, the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) is an...

How To Get Someone into a Nursing Home

Moving a loved one into a Nursing Care home or Aged Care facility requires careful planning, a lot of paperwork and good advice! This is often the responsibility of the Enduring Power of Attorney. Listed below are the steps required to moving someone into a care home....

Centrelink Aged Care Pension

Centrelink Aged Care Pension The Centrelink Aged Care Pension is the same as the Centrelink Age Pension, which is received by anyone who meets the standard eligibility criteria and is calculated as being eligible for the pension under the ‘Income Test‘ and ‘Assets...

Protecting Assets From Nursing Home Costs

You may have heard that there are ways to protect an aged care resident’s assets from nursing home costs. A resident’s nursing home costs are based on some fixed costs and means tested costs. In some cases, assets can be structured in a manner that will ensure...