Be prepared to make a decision about aged care early on…

Being prepared is always the best way to approach situations and aged care is no different. According to Rita Merienne, founder of Aged Care with Ease (ACE), a consultancy which helps family make aged...

Marking National Carers’ Week

National Carers Week takes place this month, from October 15 until October 21, 2017 - and  is all about recognising and celebrating the amazing positive difference that Australia’s 2.7 million unpa...

Appreciate mum by giving the gift of independence – Home Care

Special occasions such as Mother's Day, can be an opportune time to thank your ageing mother, or the mother figure in your life, for all the care, support and strength they have shown you over the yea...

Give the gift of independence this Easter

Special occasions such as Easter, can be an opportune time to thank your ageing parents for all the care, support and strength that they have shown you over the years. It's a chance to think about giv...

Altruism grows as we age…

Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American essayist, lecturer and poet once wrote: "You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." While that might be a wonderful way to ap...

What do mature Australians want from life?

The “mid-life crisis” is a myth, rather it’s a “mid-life surge” being experienced by those aged 50 plus. They’re looking for fun, stimulating experiences as well as security and peace of m...

Having a conversation about aged care is important…

For most of us, the first few months of the New Year is a time to rest, refresh and plan for the upcoming year. It's also a great time to speak to elderly parents about aged care solutions having spen...

Action taken to prevent elder abuse in Australia…

The most common form of elder abuse in Australia is financial and the perpetrators are likely to be related to the victim. As a result, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has proposed a natio...