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.

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…

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…

What is the Difference Between Residential & Home Care?
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What is the Difference Between Residential & Home Care?

It’s a misconception that as Aged Care Placement Specialists, our work is just about helping people secure a place in residential care. Our placement services explore all the options available to people, many of which involve programs delivered at home. So, what is the difference between residential care and in-home care? Residential care is for…

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…

Different types of aged care options
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Different types of aged care options

There are many different types of aged care placement options to cater to a variety of physical and emotional needs. When it comes to aged care, not all facilities are created equal. Some facilities may combine mainstream care with dementia care, and others may have separate wings. There are types of specialist care that offer…