Want to live longer and happier? Here’s how…

Most of us would like to live for a long time. And, while we're at it, to have fun. So, what do the experts recommend that we do to achieve this goal? "The most important advice we offer people about...

What is an Aged Care Assessment?

Are you in the process of applying for a Home Care Package? Have you had your aged care assessment? Are you wondering what the Aged Care Assessment Team do and who they are?...

10 Questions you should ask a Home Care Provider…

It becomes all too clear when the time is right to engage the services of a home care provider to look after a loved one. Perhaps they need help with household chores, doing the weekly shopping or pos...

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...

Dementia and the festive season – tips for families

While the festive season is generally a very happy time to relax and reflect on the year which has past, it can often be fraught with emotion and family issues can be brought to the surface. For famil...

Reaching out to fight loneliness at Christmas time…

The festive season is generally a happy time to relax and reflect on the year that’s past. But, it’s also a time that can be fraught with emotion as Australians mark an important occasion without ...

How can I estimate my fees for a Home Care Package?

How do you estimate your likely home care fees and services? Are you eligible for a Home Care Package? What effect will your Aged Pension have on the calculations? We guide you through the process of ...

The Australian community has spoken and said “Yes”

The Australian community spoke loudly and clearly this week. The majority of eligible Australians who expressed a view in the voluntary survey said “Yes” to Australian law being changed to allo...

Staying hydrated in the warmer weather…

Staying hydrated, especially as it becomes warmer, is important for everyone. But, did you know that elderly people are at greater risk of dehydration? As our bodies age, our thirst response mechani...