Moving yourselves or family members into aged care is difficult, emotional and often comes with little warning. An Assessment needs to be completed, a facility needs to be selected, paperwork needs to be completed and many questions need to be answered.

Changes to the Aged Care system from 1st July 2014 have only added to the confusion for those affected. We help you to understand how Aged Care works, what access to care and levels of service are available, we provide assistance with the completion of the entry paperwork, and can explain what fees are to apply and what the likely financial impact for you and your family may be.

Most people don’t plan their Aged Care needs in advance and are prepared to risk their health to keep their independence.

One major question we often receive is “Do you need to sell the family home”? The answer in many instances is NO. However every situation is different which is why advice in this area is so important.

Most people don’t plan their Aged Care needs in advance and are prepared to risk their health to keep their independence. Family members tend to take the opposite approach, making health and safety top priority while not really taking into account their relative’s personal wishes. That is a prime example of where we can be of help in this area to families.

To explain the complexities of Aged Care consider this: In any Aged Care facility very few people (if any) will be paying the same cost for their room and care although it is exactly the same as the room next door. The cost is determined by the level of assets and income of the person going into care and what is assessed depends on the circumstances of the individual. (Such as whether or not they are married, whether they own a home and whether or not they have investments, for example).

Our qualified and compassionate advice combined with our personal experience in the industry, will help you to understand the sometimes complex options and to help families work through the aged care decisions they need to make at a difficult time.

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