Aged Care

What is palliative care?

What is palliative care? Palliative care is treatment, care and support for people living with a life-limiting illness. A life-limiting illness is an illness that can’t be cured and that you’re likely to die from. Life-limiting illnesses can include: cancer motor neurone disease end-stage kidney disease dementia Palliative care also supports your family and friends. The […]

New study into unpaid carers’ leave

The Morrison government has directed the Productivity Commission to undertake an inquiry into the potential impact of providing all employees unpaid carers’ leave when caring for senior Australians living at home. The study will also examine employment models across the aged care sector. The inquiry is in response to recommendations made by the royal commission […]

Speaking up against financial elder abuse

Money and Life (Financial Planning Association of Australia)   Australians from all walks of life are being urged to speak up if they suspect they or someone they know are being subjected to financial elder abuse. Marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day last month on June 15, Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) urged Australians to understand the […]

Aged Care – the process

By Mark Teale 14 July 2021 (Realise Your Dream)   As we age the prospect of residential aged care starts to become more of an issue – one that we all hope to avoid. I am sure for those of us who have parents in residential aged care, regardless of how good the care is, […]

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