Aged Care Who Cares? is the definitive book to the vast range of options available to senior Australians today.
Whatever your financial status, current state of health or future hopes and plans, you'll find down-to-earth advice to help you make the best choices for your senior years. Answers to Aged Care Australia questions.

At a Glance

Updated for 2014 Aged Care Reforms

Wrinkles don't hurt... but what can be extremely painful are the wrong decisions when you or a loved one are staring aged care in the face. This book is your guide through the minefield of choices.

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More About 'Aged Care Who Cares?'

Aged Care Who Cares? is the definitive book to the vast range of options available to senior Australians today. Whatever your financial status, current state of health or future hopes and plans, you'll find down-to-earth advice to help you make the best choices for your senior years about aged care in Australia.

Want to stay in your own home but need some extra care? What does it really mean to live in a retirement village? Or an aged care home? What are all those fees and charges in the aged care prospectus? Should you sell the family home or not? The answers to these questions and many more are explained in an easy-to-read style that makes this the "must-read" handbook on aged care in Australia.

The book is divided into five broad sections covering care in the home; retirement villages; aged care facilities; financial strategies for planning and coping with all the options; and finally a unique section covering all the resources and information you can access to help you with your choices.

About the Authors

Rachel Lane

RACHEL LANE is the Principal of Aged Care Gurus Pty Ltd, a national network of financial advisers providing quality advice to older Australians. Having worked in financial services for 15 years and as a specialist in aged care for the past 10 years, she is well known and respected within these industries, particularly for providing advice on the structuring of assets and income for aged care residents.

   
Noel Whittaker

NOEL WHITTAKER is one of Australia’s most respected financial advisers and best selling authors. He is a pioneer in the field of consumer education and is the author of 20 books including the international best seller Making Money Made Simple. He writes weekly columns in many major Australian newspapers, and also makes regular appearances on radio and television.

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Testimonials

"I just wanted to say that reading your book was very enlightening, and I thoroughly enjoyed the illustrations too! You and Noel have produced an easy to understand book on aged care that even a numbnut like me can grasp! Well done." Charlie

"Aged Care - Who Cares?" quite obviously Rachel Lane and Noel Whittaker do - this being the apt title of their book - an easy, informative read to help anyone through the maze that has become Aged Care and what to do emotionally, physically and financially when Aged Care touches you. I recommend their book as a way to unravel and help answer all the questions you need to ask and know the answers to. Leigh

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Contact an Aged Care Specialist

Resources & Important Links

My Aged Care
Phone: 1800 200 422 Website

Aged Care Complaints Scheme
Phone: 1800 550 552 Website

The Aged Care Quality Agency
Phone: 1800 288 025 Website

Aged Care Commissioner
Phone: 1800 500 294 Email: info@agedcarecommissioner.net.au Website

Carer Payments and Allowances
Phone: 13 27 17 Website

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres
Phone: 1800 052 222 Website

Alzheimer’s Australia including National Dementia Helpline
Website


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