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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…