Credit Where Credit is Due

With the Aged Care Royal Commission currently underway, aged care workers across Australia are being scrutinised in the media now more than ever.  But is this increased suspicion and focus on our aged care workers really warranted or even fair? With more than 366,000...

Is Lipstick Really A Luxury?

Have you ever thought about how long it takes for you to roll out of bed on a frosty morning, shuffle to the bathroom, turn on the shower, strip off your nighty, shower and dry yourself and then get fully dressed for the day ahead? Do you think you could do this in...

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...