Financial management when a loved one dies

February 23, 2023

Losing a loved one is probably one of the most stressful events one will ever go through in life. It will leave you feeling distraught and devastated, so sorting out their finances is the last thing you’d be concerned about. It could be...[Read More]

Staying fit and active ‘best way to stave off dementia’

February 22, 2023

Staying active throughout adulthood could help stave off dementia though even smaller bouts of exercise may help, British research suggests. A long-term study found that people who exercise as they age are more likely to have good brain health than...[Read More]

Aged Care data not inaccurate: minister

December 21, 2022

Aged Care Minister Anika Wells is defending the new aged care star rating system against criticism it should be pulled down, accusing the coalition of trying to undermine transparency and drag the sector back into “darkness”. The opposition says...[Read More]

3 Tips to Maximise Your Age Pension

November 9, 2022

Over two million seniors rely on the Age Pension for retirement income, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Currently, you can start receiving the pension at age 66.5, but by the middle of 2023, you’ll need to be 67...[Read More]

Caring for Someone in an Aged Care Home

October 13, 2022

Your role as a carer does not necessarily end if the person you’re looking after moves to an aged care home. Even after moving them into a care facility, you might still spend a lot of time there, providing care and giving them company. However,...[Read More]

Older renters being forced into aged care

September 15, 2022

Older Australian renters are being pushed prematurely into aged care due to high costs, insecurity and insufficient quality of housing, a new report has found. A national survey of 500 people aged over 50 conducted by Anglicare Australia found...[Read More]

Aged care law first to pass new parliament

August 3, 2022

Laws responding to the recommendations from the aged care royal commission have become the first to pass federal parliament under the new Labor government. The legislation amends the aged care subsidy funding model and introduces new reporting and...[Read More]

What is palliative care?

May 5, 2022

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...[Read More]

New study into unpaid carers’ leave

February 23, 2022

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...[Read More]

Speaking up against financial elder abuse

September 2, 2021

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...[Read More]

Older Aussies put off aged care cost plans

August 25, 2021

Callum Godde (Australian Associated Press)   Most older Australians are not mapping out plans to pay for their aged care, a survey shows, and researchers believe the sector’s bad press is partly to blame. The National Seniors Australia...[Read More]