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.
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.
"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
Resources & Important LinksMy 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
In The MediaAged care won't be affordable for everyone
Financial flexibility key to aged care costs
Retirement Villages Q&A with Noel Whittaker
Sector abuzz as providers publish prices online
Is equity release the answer to meeting cost of aged care?
A fix over flat
My father's pension has been cut in half.. what can I do?
Families lose thousands after aged care home fails
Navigate the choppy pension waters