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March 2015 Changes to Aged Care Fees

Aged Care Advice | 8th April 2015

Every March & September the Government indexes the Age Care fees, on the same date that the Age & DVA Pensions are indexed. As from 20th March 2015 the new Aged Care Rate of BASIC Daily Care Fee is as follows: Maximum Basic Daily Fee  PRE JULY 2014 Residents – Standard Resident contribution– includes respite residents […]

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March 2015 Changes to Centrelink and DVA Pensions

Aged Care Advice | 8th April 2015

Centrelink & DVA, revise the maximum pension entitlements every March 20th & September 20th indexed to AWOTE (Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings). Here are the new maximum rate pensions for Centrelink & Department of Veterans Affairs. Pension rates (per fortnight) Single Couple each Couple combined Couple each separated due to ill health Maximum basic rate $782.20 $589.60 […]

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September 2014 Changes to Centrelink and DVA Pensions

Aged Care Advice | 3rd November 2014

Centrelink & DVA, revise the maximum pension entitlements every March 20th & September 20th indexed to AWOTE (Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings). Here are the new maximum rate pensions for Centrelink & Department of Veterans Affairs. Pension rates (per fortnight) Single Couple each Couple combined Couple each separated due to ill health Maximum basic rate $776.70 $585.50 […]

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September 2014 Changes to Aged Care Fees

Aged Care Financial Advice | 3rd November 2014

Every March & September the Government indexes the Age Care fees, on the same date that the Age & DVA Pensions are indexed. As from 20th September 2014 the new Aged Care Rate of BASIC Daily Care Fee is as follows:  Maximum Basic Daily Fee  PRE JULY 2014 Residents – Standard Resident contribution– includes respite residents […]

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This Week In Aged Care

Health Issues And Aged Care | 24th July 2014

Here are some of the aged care stories from the past week: Concern Over Future of Kiama Hospital – Kiama Independent The Kiama community are expecting huge changes in their hospital and health system after the hospital received an $8 million grant from the Restart NSW Illawarra Infrastructure Fund. This grant is to upgrade the current […]

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10 Most Common Challenge Illnesses We Face As We Age

Health Issues And Aged Care | 12th June 2014

Ageing in inevitable for all of us and as we, or our loved ones get older there are a range of different medical and physical challenged we face. We have created a list of the most common medical challenges individuals face as they age, not to alarm you, but to make you aware so that […]

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The Five Stages of Dementia

Health Issues And Aged Care | 12th June 2014

The term ‘Dementia’ is not descriptive of one disease as such, but rather an umbrella term for a variety of symptoms that may accompany or indicate a few different diseases or conditions. Put simply, Dementia covers any disease that causes an inability for the brain to hold old or new information (memory loss) resulting in […]

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Planning For The Future With Your Loved One In Care

Aged Care Planning | 12th June 2014

When looking at enrolling your loved one into Aged Care there is a few steps to go through to ensure you are giving your loved one the best start in their new community as well as ensuring you are financially set up for the future care of your loved one. Researching into your options is […]

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Watching For Symptoms Of Depression

Health Issues And Aged Care | 12th June 2014

From the age of 65, most people will experience episodes of depression. This statistic rises even more when someone goes into care because dependency and disability can cause great emotional suffering in which depression is closely associated. What causes depression in older people? Factors such as psychological, biological, environmental and genetics are likely contributors to […]

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The 2014 Federal Budget: How Will It Affect Aged Care?

Aged Care Planning | 14th May 2014

Australia’s ageing population was a key factor to the outcomes of last night’s Federal Budget where Treasurer Joe Hockey ‘tightened the belts’ of many Australians in order to alleviate the countries debt and better plan for the future. The budget’s broad recommendations mainly focused on health, the ageing and education sectors which will account for […]

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