Balance Aged Care Logo

Balance Aged Care Specialists

News

September 2018 Changes to Centrelink & DVA Pensions

Aged Care Advice | 20th September 2018

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 $834.40/pf $67.80 +$14.10 $916.30/pf Couple $629.00/pf $51.10 +$10.60 $690.70/pf each $1381.40/pf combined Illness separated […]

read more
September 2018 Changes to Aged Care Fees

Aged Care Advice | 20th September 2018

The Government has announced the indexation to the Aged Care Fees for September 2018, only the Basic Daily Care Fee changes affect existing residents. Post July 2014 Residents, Basic Daily Care Fee (BDCF) $50.66/day Annual Limit of Means Tested Fee $27,232.65 pa Lifetime limit of Means Tested Fee $65,357.65   Pre July 2014 Residents Basic […]

read more
Featured Facility: Arcare Oatlands

Aged Care Services Facilities | 10th April 2018

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. Offering 110 suites with balcony […]

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

Aged Care Financial Advice | 10th April 2018

We have been getting an increased number of clients coming back to us, advising that the Means Tested Fee being charged is more than we estimated it should be, or have been getting less pension than we estimated, or were not assessed as being supported residents, when they should have been & consequently they are […]

read more
March 2018 Changes to Centrelink & DVA Pensions

Aged Care Financial Advice | 26th March 2018

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 $826.20pf $67.30 +$14.10 $907.60pf Couple $622.80 $50.70 +$10.60 $684.10pf each $1368.20pf combined Illness separated […]

read more
Are you willing to leave us an Onine Review?

Real Aged Care Stories | 26th March 2018

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. We are currently working on building our online presence and as part of this, we are looking to our clients to […]

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

Real Aged Care Stories | 26th March 2018

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. The president of the AMA wrote an article, picked up by the media, […]

read more
Canberra Seniors Expo

Real Aged Care Stories | 15th March 2018

Head down and see Fiona and the team from Balance Aged Care Specialists today at the Canberra Seniors Expo 10am-3pm, exhibition site 161

read more
What is the difference between a Retirement Village & Aged Care

Aged Care Advice | 6th February 2018

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. A Retirement Village is primarily self-care, i.e. you look after yourself, & choose to make the move to a Retirement Village (if you are […]

read more