Understanding Aged Care Fees and Charges in Australia: Your Guide to Financial Planning for Residential Care

Understanding Aged Care Fees and Charges in Australia: Your Guide to Financial Planning for Residential Care

Navigating the financial landscape of residential aged care in Australia can be daunting. Our guide demystifies the fees and charges, breaks down the latest government updates, and offers expert advice on planning for the costs of care. Whether you’re assessing the impact of income and assets on your contributions, or exploring the nuances of additional service fees, Well Placed Care provides the insights you need to make informed financial decisions for a smooth transition to aged care. Get the clarity and support you need with our specialised guidance.

Preparing for the Unexpected: The Importance of an Emergency Care Plan in Aged Care

Preparing for the Unexpected: The Importance of an Emergency Care Plan in Aged Care

Discover the essentials of an effective emergency care plan with Well Placed Care. Learn how to prepare for unforeseen situations in aged care, ensuring your loved one’s safety and peace of mind. Expert advice on personalised assessments, legal preparations, and the value of independent specialists.

Navigating the Aftermath: When Your Ageing Parent Experiences a Fall

Navigating the Aftermath: When Your Ageing Parent Experiences a Fall

Experiencing a fall can be a pivotal moment in the life of an ageing parent, marking a time of vulnerability and heightened concern for family members. In Australia, falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults, with one in three people aged 65 and over falling at least once a year. Understanding how…

Dealing with Resistance: When They Say ‘No’: Managing Resistance in Ageing Parents.
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Dealing with Resistance: When They Say ‘No’: Managing Resistance in Ageing Parents.

As Australia’s elderly population is projected to reach 8.8 million by 2057, many families face the complex challenge of managing resistance from ageing parents when making decisions about their wellbeing. This resistance often stems from a fear of losing independence or from health conditions like dementia.

What is the new Aged Care star rating and how does it affect me?
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What is the new Aged Care star rating and how does it affect me?

The new Aged Care facility star rating is here. So what’s it all about? Australia’s new star rating system for aged care facilities launched in December 22 and after its first month in operation it’s already proving to be a controversial new program. Every aged care facility now has a rating of 1-5 applied, described…

Case Study – A four year journey with Tracey’s family
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Case Study – A four year journey with Tracey’s family

Tracey recently shared the story of her family’s journey with Well Placed Care via a Google Review. We’d like to thank Tracey for sharing with us. Like so many other families that have a loved one with Dementia, my sisters and I had left things until they had hit crisis mode before we came to…

Celebrating Carer’s week – 5 things carers can do to make life easier
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Celebrating Carer’s week – 5 things carers can do to make life easier

This week is Carer’s week in Australia and also the 30th Anniversary of Carer’s week in Victoria. This week we’re recognising the critically important work our nearly 2.65 million unpaid carers do in Australia with 5 things carers can do to make their jobs a little easier 1. Look at what you can change around…

Accountability & Advocacy in the Aged Care Sector
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Accountability & Advocacy in the Aged Care Sector

Accountability is key to positive change in any industry – and even more so when it’s concerning the care of vulnerable and dependent groups such as our senior community.  Since the release of The Final Report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in February 2021, we’re starting to see some tangible action towards re-shaping…