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What is Probate? – Our new Estate Management Service

Aged Care Planning | 1st October 2019

When a person dies, in most situations the executor needs to apply for Probate, the choices open to the executor are; Apply for Probate themselves Engage a Solicitor to apply for Probate on your behalf Engage a Trustee (like the NSW Public Trustee & Guardian OR Engage Balance Estate Management Probate is the Supreme court […]

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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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New deeming rates commence for Centrelink & DVA Pensions

Aged Care Advice | 1st October 2019

From the 20th September 2019 Centrelink & DVA (Dept. of Veterans Affairs) will apply the new deeming rates, which were announced in July this year. Centrelink & DVA use an income and asset test to work out how much pension they can pay pension recipients. Centrelink & DVA include any “deemed income” in the income […]

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September 2019 Changes to Centrelink & DVA Pensions

Aged Care Advice | 1st October 2019

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 Basic rate Plus + Supplements Total pension Single $850.40pf $68.90 +$14.10 $933.40/pf Couple $641.00/pf $51.90 +$10.60 $703.50/pf each $1407.00/pf combined Illness separated […]

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September 2019 Changes to Aged Care Fees

Aged Care Advice | 1st October 2019

The Government has announced the indexation to the Aged Care Fees for September 2019, only the Basic Daily Care Fee changes affect existing residents. Post July 2014 Residents, Basic Daily Care Fee (BDCF) $51.63/day Annual Limit of Means Tested Fee $27,754.52 pa Lifetime limit of Means Tested Fee $66,610.90   Pre July 2014 Residents Basic […]

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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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Mac turns 100!

News | 3rd April 2019

Congratulations to Archibald (Mac) Macintosh and his wife Joyce celebrating his 100th birthday at RSL Lifecare at Lyneham in ACT, with our colleague Fiona. Good on you Mac turning 100, If I make it that far I hope I look as good as you. Love the birthday boy ribbon, and please show us the letter […]

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TV Advertisements and YouTube content.

News | 29th March 2019

Over the last couple of months, you may have seen our first bunch of TV advertisements circling the airwaves. In case you have missed them, we have finally made a YouTube channel and uploaded the advertisements there for you to see. With the YouTube channel, we intend to upload more content in the upcoming months […]

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