What the Federal Budget means for older Australians

Older Australians are the cornerstone of Treasurer Scott Morrison's Federal Budget. In his budget speech on Tuesday this week, he advised that the federal government would spend $1.6 billion over four...

What should you do when a stroke happens?

Would you know what to do if a loved one of yours had a stroke? The Stroke Foundation recommends the F.A.S.T test as an easy way to identify the most common signs of stroke. Face – check their f...

Tips for choosing the right aged care for you or your loved ones

Finding the best care for your loved one can be a difficult journey – for all of the family. Anecdotal evidence suggests – and many health care professionals agree – that when compared to reside...

Pets help the elderly, especially those receiving aged care…

The benefits of having a pet and pet therapy have been exhaustively studied for years and the conclusion is simple: pets are good for you, and especially if you are in aged care or receiving in-home c...

Can you exercise when you have arthritis?

Arthritis is one of the most common, costly and disabling chronic conditions in Australia. Currently, there are 3.9 million Australians with arthritis and this is set to grow to 5.4 million by 2030...

Tell-tale signs that your elderly parents need home care assistance

Christmas and the annual holiday break is often a joyous time of catching up with extended family and friends, giving presents and sharing food. It’s also an opportunity for you to notice if your...

Buying gifts for elderly relatives or loved ones…

Buying Christmas gifts for family members can sometimes be difficult, and finding presents for elderly relatives can be an even harder task. There is probably nothing they need and very little they wa...

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...

Choice Magazine reports on high Home Care Package exit fees being charged…

In June's edition of 'Choice' magazine, Daily News Editor, Tony Ibrahim wrote about the high exit fees that some Aged Care Providers are charging their clients. Ken Wyatt, Federal Minister for Aged Ca...