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…

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…

5 Reasons why Hiring an Independent Aged Care Consultant will be Your Greatest Advocacy Tool
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5 Reasons why Hiring an Independent Aged Care Consultant will be Your Greatest Advocacy Tool

“All advocacy is, at its core, an exercise in empathy.”- Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United Nations (2013 – 2017)  To be an advocate is to have courage, empathy and a deep passion for your society and the future of your people. On a broad spectrum, advocacy is about effective problem-solving and involves…

Your Mother’s Day Gift: Creating a Holistic & Tailored Care Plan for Mum
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Your Mother’s Day Gift: Creating a Holistic & Tailored Care Plan for Mum

“The world needs our mothers.” —Liya Kebede  Mother’s Day is a very special time of the year to celebrate all the strong, wonderful women in your life and thank them for being the very best mum – or Grandma! – to you and your family.  This may have been particularly special for your family this…

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…