Preparing for Flu Season

For many of us, the flu means time off work and lots of bed rest, but for carers this can be a very frightening and stressful time.  How do we continue to care for our loved one, when we can barely manage to care for ourselves?  How do we plan for this and who can we...

Being Frugal with Respite

When you start looking for an aged care facility for a loved one, a lot of people like the idea of “try before you buy”, which often means trying a respite stint at a facility to make sure that it’s a “good fit”.  This is a great idea of course, but beware…… Trying...

Marketing Mum

Why does it feel like everybody wants to know how much mum has in the bank or what her house is worth? Why do I need to tell anybody about the money mum lent to her nephew? Shouldn’t we be talking about mum’s care needs and keeping her...

Choosing the Right Placement Consultant for you

Once you have identified that the time is right to move a loved one into aged care, it would seem logical that the process should be rather straight forward.  Right?  After all, you’ve already been on an emotional rollercoaster just coming to this decision and...

Home Care Packages & Hen’s Teeth

Leon Byner (5AA) asked some hard-hitting questions about home care packages on his radio show on 7/8/17. Why are packages so hard to access? How is the government determining priority? How long can people expect to wait for a high care package? Frail and vulnerable...