Choosing the Right Aged Care Home: Questions to Guide Your Visit

Choosing the Right Aged Care Home: Questions to Guide Your Visit

Choosing the right aged care home is a deeply personal decision. This blog guides you through crucial questions to ask during your visit to ensure the facility meets your loved one’s needs. It covers first impressions, staff and care quality, medical policies, living conditions, activities, family involvement, and how the facility handles feedback. Well Placed Care offers support throughout this process, helping craft a checklist and framing key questions to make your decision informed and confident.

Navigating Dementia Care Options in Australia
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Navigating Dementia Care Options in Australia

As Australia’s ageing population increasingly faces dementia, the need for tailored care solutions grows. This blog explores the diverse care options available in Australia for those living with dementia, offering insights into in-home care benefits and the complexities of selecting the right residential care facility. Highlighting the importance of understanding dementia-specific needs, the blog guides readers through making informed decisions that prioritise dignity, comfort, and personalised care, and underscores the significance of timely and appropriate interventions to improve life quality for those affected.

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.

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.

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…

Reformation on the Horizon for Home Aged Care
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Reformation on the Horizon for Home Aged Care

We’ve always advocated for positive changes and improvements to the aged care industry, which is why we’ll be fully prepared and ready to guide you through the introduction of a new, streamlined Support at Home Program which will come into effect in July 2023.  The new Support at Home Program reflects a huge shift in focus…

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…