October 29, 2019

A common topic at any gathering of baby boomers is often “Should we downsize? When and where would be the best option?". The rapid expansion of support options are enabling people to live independently at home for much longer, and choosing the home that will meet your...

August 9, 2019

When my parents, in their late eighties and early nineties, needed some additional support beyond what family could provide to remain living independently at home, I offered to help them navigate the aged care system.

So commenced interactions with assessment officers,...

May 1, 2019

Increasingly elderly people are choosing to access aged care within their homes to remain living independently. The positive benefits of remaining at home as we age are many, however, for some people this may also result in feeling more isolated and lonely.

My 91 year...

March 13, 2019

Up until the beginning of 2017 Mum and Dad lived a happy independent life, married for 67 years; however, when Dad’s health started to deteriorate it was evident they needed support to remain living at home. With the help of the family, Mum and Dad started to navigate...

November 27, 2018

When my parents started their aged care journey a couple of years ago, I offered to help. I was completely unprepared for the complexity of Australia’s aged care system. I spent hours on hold waiting to speak to government call centre staff; became frustrated with the...

August 21, 2018

One of the most difficult obstacles to navigate on the aged care journey is often taking the first step! 

I remember the beginning of my parents' aged care journey being a period of reluctance and increased anxiety. My parents remained fiercely independent even when Dad...

August 6, 2018

The old saying “use it or lose it” is even truer as we age. While I was visiting my 90-year-old Mum last week her physiotherapist visited to complete her regular physical assessment. It was lovely to see the comfortable banter between Mum and the physio. I was impresse...

February 5, 2018

My parents started their aged care journey a little over 12 months ago. Dad was 92 and Mum nearly 90. Dad’s health had been deteriorating for sometime, and he made the difficult decision to stop driving. They were a resilient, independent couple that, in the past, had...

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