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The My Aged Care website provides a useful overview of Aged Care information http://www.myagedcare.gov.au/  It is the Gateway to aged care.

 

Are you confused by the new fees related to entry to a Residential Aged Care Facility from 1 July? Here is the link to a handy calculator to assist you:

http://www.myagedcare.gov.au/fee-estimator/residential-care/form 

 

For more information about Alzheimers & dementia  http://www.alzheimersonline.org/  provides information and support for families and carers

 

Some of life’s big decisions can happen when we least expect it – a sudden accident, medical diagnosis or mental illness could affect your ability to make important life decisions. For more information click on this useful link.      http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/justice-services/guardianship

 

For updated information from the Department of Health   http://www.health.gov.au/

or http://www.dss.gov.au/ for the Dept. of Social Services

 

Prior to entering care, each applicant is required to complete a Request for a Combined Assets & Income Assessment. You will find the form here:

http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/forms/sa457

 

The financial decisions you make can have an impact of the affordability of aged care in the long term therefore, I recommend that you seek advice from a specialised aged care financial adviser.

 

I can highly recommend Jason & Natalie Gordon from Beacon Financial Planning

http://www.beaconfp.com.au

 

& Brad Monk & Trent Allen from Lifepath Financial Planning

http://www.lifepathfp.com.au