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October 19, 2021

It is the great Australian dream to own your own home. But how does your home affect your age pension or the aged care fees you can be asked to pay? Eligibility for an age pension and liability to pay aged care fees, are both impacted by your assets and income. This includes an assessment […]

Living with dementia can be unsettling and frustrating, but independence and quality of life can still be achieved with the right support and a few changes. With almost half a million people living with dementia in Australia, and another 1.6 million people involved in their care, it is likely that we are all impacted in […]

Did you think you would not qualify for the government subsidies on home care? Take another look – you might be surprised. The cost of full-time private care provided in your own home may look daunting. But financial advice along with a government-subsidised home care package and support from friends and family, might make home […]

One of the first things you come across when moving into residential care is the need to pay for your room. With quoted prices of up to $2 million, the numbers may send families into panic. However, they can be less frightening if you understand how these fees work and what choices you have. So, […]

The time may come when you need to make financial decisions on behalf of a parent as the Enduring Power of Attorney (EPoA). Is this an honour or a burden? It can be both, so the person taking on the role needs to understand both the legal obligations as well as family responsibilities. Making decisions […]