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…

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….

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…

CASE STUDY – June
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CASE STUDY – June

June’s Story Sue L.’s mother June, 90, was simply experiencing increasing frailty with age. She had been going through a merry-go-round of health dramas — fall, hospital, rehab — hip replacement, hospital, rehab — around and around it went, with each incident following the last more quickly as time went on. Even though Sue and…

CASE STUDY – Wayne & Margot
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CASE STUDY – Wayne & Margot

Margot’s Story Wayne de Malmanche’s wife Margot had been diagnosed with brain cancer in her late fifties. Two years of ongoing treatment followed the initial diagnosis. Wayne describes the experiences that Margot and the family have been through. The first brain surgery to remove the cancer was completed at Monash Clayton, and unfortunately Margot experienced…