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…

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…

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…

Do You Fit into These Care Scenarios? — PART 3
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Do You Fit into These Care Scenarios? — PART 3

We answer some of the most commonly asked questions & aged care scenarios we hear all the time from our clients. “Caregiving will never be one-size-fits-all.” – Nancy L. Kriseman We understand that caregiving will look different from person-to-person, family-to-family. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to aged care, which is why at Well Placed Care…

Do You Fit into These Care Scenarios? — Part 2
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Do You Fit into These Care Scenarios? — Part 2

We answer some of the most commonly asked questions & aged care scenarios we hear all the time from our clients. “I wish I had someone like you when I was navigating the aged care system for my mum/dad.” This is a phrase we hear all the time from our friends, family and Well Placed Care followers…

COVID-19 Aged Care Response Plan: A Snapshot
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COVID-19 Aged Care Response Plan: A Snapshot

It comes with great relief to see a steady downward trend of daily COVID-19 infections in Victoria, with 41 new cases recorded as of 13th September. This comes after 37 new cases were recorded on 12th September – the lowest figure since June 25, at the start of the state’s second wave. It was also the tenth…

What is the Difference Between Residential & Home Care?
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What is the Difference Between Residential & Home Care?

It’s a misconception that as Aged Care Placement Specialists, our work is just about helping people secure a place in residential care. Our placement services explore all the options available to people, many of which involve programs delivered at home. So, what is the difference between residential care and in-home care? Residential care is for…

CASE STUDY — Dorothy
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CASE STUDY — Dorothy

How finding the right aged care changed their lives. People often ask me: what does finding the right care look like? The answer is different for everyone. Most of the time, it’s a combination of consulting with professionals in the healthcare industry, and finding a placement that feels right for everyone involved. If you or…

Different types of aged care options
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Different types of aged care options

There are many different types of aged care placement options to cater to a variety of physical and emotional needs. When it comes to aged care, not all facilities are created equal. Some facilities may combine mainstream care with dementia care, and others may have separate wings. There are types of specialist care that offer…