A Guide to Timing and Preparation for Aged Care

A Guide to Timing and Preparation for Aged Care

When the time comes to consider aged care options, knowing when and how to begin can be challenging. Our guide helps you recognise the signs that suggest a need for a more supportive living environment for your loved one. Learn how to sensitively start the conversation about aged care, involve your loved one in the decision-making process, and navigate the necessary assessments. With Well Placed Care, you’re not alone in this journey—we provide the guidance and support needed to make informed decisions with confidence and compassion.

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…

You Realised It at Christmas
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You Realised It at Christmas

You realised it at Christmas. You saw Mum and you saw vulnerability for the first time. Perhaps her frailty has been there for a while — but her indomitable spirit — well, okay, her stubborn nature that everything was alright and she was FINE — eased your concerns over the past year. And you’ve been…

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…

ACFI is out and AN-ACC is in. What does the new Aged Care Funding Model mean for you or your loved one?
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ACFI is out and AN-ACC is in. What does the new Aged Care Funding Model mean for you or your loved one?

All permanent residents in Australian Aged Care facilities receive government funding for their care requirements. This was previously calculated using a system called ACFI (the Aged Care Funding Instrument). However, ACFI has been in place for more than a decade, and during the recent Royal Commission into Aged Care, the ACFI funding model was found…

Our Gift to You: Cut the Christmas Queue
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Our Gift to You: Cut the Christmas Queue

It’s no secret that December is one of the busiest times of the year and your to do list grows instead of shrinks! You’ve got your endless present ideas, Christmas parties to attend and host, and family holidays to plan. The end of the year is approaching fast, and it’s easy to forget about important…

CASE STUDY — Kate & Peter
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CASE STUDY — Kate & Peter

When Peter suffered a stroke, he was left with a residual brain injury and mobility issues on one side. He was only 67. Not the way Kate – his wife – and him planned to spend their retirement together.   As Kate went about sorting out their affairs, she was eventually referred to Pauline by their…

CASE STUDY — Medical Support At Home — Cathleen
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CASE STUDY — Medical Support At Home — Cathleen

When Cathleen was in hospital recovering from her knee reconstruction surgery, she was told by the doctors that her road to recovery would be long. She would require rehab and post-acute care. However, because she was in the private health care system, medical support arrangements would need to be organised by Cathleen and her family….