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…

5 Aged Care Myths that are Stopping you from Planning your Aged Care Early
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5 Aged Care Myths that are Stopping you from Planning your Aged Care Early

What do you think of when you hear the words ‘aged care?’.   Most likely, you’re visualising an elderly person over the age of 80 in a residential care home being looked after by an army of health care workers. Or maybe it’s your own parents you see who’re having cleaners and a carer come over…

Keep your Elderly Loved One Safe & Healthy this Winter by Following these 7 Tips
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Keep your Elderly Loved One Safe & Healthy this Winter by Following these 7 Tips

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth.” – Edith Sitwell The winter season is upon us and we have no doubt you’re pulling out your warmest blankets, dusting off your winter jackets and taking advantage of the sun spot in your living room. Whether it’s on purpose or an as-needed basis, we…

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…

Do You Fit into These Care Scenarios?
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Do You Fit into These Care Scenarios?

We answer some of the most commonly asked questions & care scenarios we hear all the time from our clients.  ‘One person caring for another represents life’s greatest value’ – John Hoeven  Caring for another comes in many shapes and forms.  For some, this may be taking your loved one’s grocery shopping once a week…

All you Need to Know About PPE to Protect Your Elderly Loved Ones During the Pandemic
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All you Need to Know About PPE to Protect Your Elderly Loved Ones During the Pandemic

It’s understandable that you want to do all you can to protect your elderly loved one/s during the pandemic. It’s also understandable that you will have questions on the type of safety measures that have been implemented & recommended by the Department of Health.   Read our blog ‘COVID-19 Aged Care Response Plan: A Snapshot’ to get…

Is Well Placed Care Considered an Essential Service?
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Is Well Placed Care Considered an Essential Service?

Answer – Absolutely! Well Placed Care is considered an essential service during the pandemic. Aged Care is an essential service for your elderly loved ones. As an independent aged care advocacy and consultancy service, we believe it is more important now than ever to look after our senior Australians when entering the aged care sector. …

Moving Interstate During COVID-19
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Moving Interstate During COVID-19

Did you know we can help you can move your elderly loved one/s interstate during COVID-19? Moving interstate during the pandemic is difficult for families to coordinate due to a myriad of added requirements. This includes border control, fitness to fly, isolation and quarantine, coordinating discharge between hospitals and the facilities… the list goes on….