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Increasing processing errors by Centrelink is costing aged care residents more in aged care fees

Increasing processing errors by Centrelink is costing aged care residents more in aged care fees

Increasing processing errors by Centrelink is costing aged care residents more in aged care fees, or losing more pension than they should.

Date10-Apr-2018   Author Eric Hiam  


Featured Facility: Arcare Oatlands

Featured Facility: Arcare Oatlands

Arcare Oatlands opened on Monday 19th March, Arcare’s third site in New South Wales and 36th across the eastern states. Having been involved in seniors’ care for over 40 years this privately owned and operated Australian family business, Arcare are known for their five-star level of care and built environment.

Date10-Apr-2018   Author Eric Hiam  


SEMINAR

SEMINAR

Presentation by industry experts
Come & hear how to help someone you care about either get more care at home OR Move into an Aged Care facility
Wednesday 4th April 6:15pm

Date27-Mar-2018   Author Eric Hiam  


Are you willing to leave us an Onine Review?

Are you willing to leave us an Onine Review?

It has been our pleasure helping close to 12,000 people move into aged care since 1999.

Balance Aged Care Specialists is a small business that relies on referrals from aged care facilities & existing clients.

Date26-Mar-2018   Author Eric Hiam  


$6/Day Per Person For Food In Aged Care- Ignorant & Disgusting Slight On Aged Care Industry

$6/Day Per Person For Food In Aged Care- Ignorant & Disgusting Slight On Aged Care Industry

The recent news story about aged care facilities supplying food for elderly residents for $6/day per person & comparing it to the annual industry profit was a distorted article, which highlighted the complete ignorance of how an aged care facility is run.

Date26-Mar-2018   Author Eric Hiam  


March 2018 Changes to Centrelink & DVA Pensions

March 2018 Changes to Centrelink & DVA Pensions

The Government has announced the following increases to Age Pensions, Disability Pension & the same applies to Service Pensions for DVA The maximum rate of Age, Disability & Service pension (DVA) per fortnight

Date26-Mar-2018   Author Eric Hiam  


March 2018 Changes to Aged Care Fees

March 2018 Changes to Aged Care Fees

The Government has announced the indexation to the Aged Care Fees for March 2018, only the Basic Daily Care Fee changes affect existing residents.

Date26-Mar-2018   Author Eric Hiam  


Canberra Seniors Expo

Canberra Seniors Expo

Head down and see Fiona and the girls from Balance Aged Care Specialists today at the Canberra Seniors Expo 10am-3pm!

Date15-Mar-2018   Author Eric Hiam  


What is the difference between a Retirement Village & Aged Care

What is the difference between a Retirement Village & Aged Care

The differences between Aged Care & Retirement Village are significant, & you should make sure you understand which one you are committing yourself to, & the financial implications before you proceed.

Date06-Feb-2018   Author Eric Hiam  


Featured Facility: The Terraces

Featured Facility: The Terraces

“The Terraces” are situated in the highly sought-after suburb of Paddington in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. A brand-new, purpose built facility, it’s less than 500 metres to St. Vincent’s Hospital, less than 1 kilometre to Rushcutter’s Bay, and within 5 minutes’ walk in all directions are shops, café’s and galleries.

Date05-Feb-2018   Author Eric Hiam  


What are my options to pay for Aged Care?

What are my options to pay for Aged Care?

There are numerous options available to fund your Accommodation Payment in Aged Care, & for some people, thinking outside the square can deliver impressive savings.

Date16-Jan-2018   Author Eric Hiam  


Studio 10 Interview

Studio 10 Interview

Eric speaks to Studio 10 about new concerns regarding Centrelink's call centres.

Date13-Dec-2017   Author Eric Hiam  


What is a Supported Resident?

What is a Supported Resident?

A supported resident in Aged Care (sometimes referred to as concessional residents), has been assessed by Centrelink or DVA as having less in assets &/or income than others, and consequently the Government will contribute even more towards their aged care, therefore saving the resident money.

Date27-Nov-2017   Author Eric Hiam  


                                                                   Is it better to pay a RAD or DAP?

Is it better to pay a RAD or DAP?

A Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) means you are paying for your Accommodation in Aged Care as a Lump sum. It is Government Guaranteed (so it is very safe) & fully Refundable. Whereas paying for the Accommodation as a DAP (Daily Accommodation Payment) means that you will be charged interest at a Government prescribed rate instead of paying the lump sum.

Date20-Nov-2017   Author Eric Hiam  


Featured Facility: Arcare Glenhaven

Featured Facility: Arcare Glenhaven

Arcare are opening their newest residence in Glenhaven on Saturday September 23rd.

Date22-Sep-2017   Author Eric Hiam  



 
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