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Breaking News

News | 30th March 2020

In these exceedingly difficult times, maximising your benefits and minimising your fees is even more important. The Coronavirus has had a dramatic negative affect on people’s asset values. As both the Centrelink age pension and Aged Care Means Tested Fees are calculated with references to assets, informing the Department of Human Services of reduced values […]

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Government Assistance & The Elderly

News | 30th March 2020

The Government announced it will give $750 as a one-of payment to those receiving Pensions from Centrelink & Dept. of Veterans Affairs, it also includes those not receiving a Pension, but who receive Family Tax Benefits and Commonwealth Seniors Health card-holders. The Government has also announced on Tuesday 17th March that it will make $100 […]

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Aged Care & The Coronavirus (COVID-19)

News | 30th March 2020

BREAKING: Some banks are offering a SPECIAL interest rate on deposits of around 2%, as a response to the Coronavirus. But only for those over 65 years of age If you are interested in more information on this story call us on 1300-556287 COVID-19 The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing world-wide panic, fear & great uncertainty. […]

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You’ve sold the home paid the RAD, but can’t get much income from the bank

News | 30th March 2020

The fall in interest rates over the last 5 years to historic lows, has seen retirees struggle to earn much interest on their invested funds, to supplement any Centrelink or DVA pension they may earn, forcing retirees to rethink their investment portfolio. Similarly those people who have moved into aged care facilities, and sold their […]

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What is Probate? Do I Have to Get Probate?

News | 30th March 2020

You have probably heard about Probate, but many people have no idea of what it is or whether it is needed. A Grant of Probate is a document provided by the Supreme Court in the relevant state for a deceased person. Most people leave a Will, setting out who they wish to leave their assets […]

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Featured Facilities – IRT Thomas Holt and IRT Berala on the Park

News | 6th December 2019

At Balance, we believe it is important that you know some of the facilities that are potential options for aged care for you and your loved ones. Today we feature IRT Thomas Holt and IRT Berala on the Park.   IRT Thomas Holt IRT Group amalgamated with Thomas Holt in 2019, forming IRT Thomas Holt. Operating across […]

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So, what has come out of the Royal Commission so far

News | 1st October 2019

The Royal Commission into Safety & Quality in Residential Aged Care & Home Care, does not seem to have come up with the extreme revelations that came out of the Banking & Financial Royal Commission. That is not to say that the aged care industry is perfect, far from it. However, to put perspective around […]

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Winner of the $250 referral voucher

News | 5th April 2019

Each quarter we select a winner from those people who have referred other clients to us, for aged care assistance. We appreciate the referral and hence draw a winner each quarter and offer them voucher to the value of $250. The winner for March 2019 is Anna Geracitano! Thank you Anna for your support.

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How do you want your tax dollars spent?

News | 3rd April 2019

Scott Morison promised to add only $362m for residential Aged Care, but offered: $2.2 Billion road safety 29th March $10 billion (Joint venture Victorian Govt.) airport rail link 13/3/2019 $3.5 Billion climate solutions $5.3 Billion transport infrastructure spent in South Australia (last 5 years) $4.2 Billion in Foreign Aid in 2018   The aged care […]

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Volunteering in Aged Care

News | 3rd April 2019

One of the major problems expressed by some residents in Aged Care, is that the nursing staff does not have enough time to spend with them. We are all social creatures, and despite many facilities having quite considerable activities programs, some residents still feel lonely. One of those interviewed on the Four Corners stories, asked […]

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