Five important questions for Aged Care Posted on 11th August, 2015 at 9:37 PM Paul Dwyer

When families are considering an elderly parent’s move into residential care, there are two important considerations

  • The Emotive decision
  • The Economic decision

No one can underestimate the emotive decision of entering care, for both resident and their family. There are very few older Australians who wish to give away their independence and move to new accommodation in their later years.

The economic decision can be made under time restraint pressures from hospitals and rehabilitation services, but families should be govern by the following 5 questions.

  • What are the ingoing costs
  • What are the ongoing costs
  • How can you maximise aged pension entitlements
  • How can you minimise means tested care fees
  • Do you sell or keep the family home

There are numerous options and advice from an aged care adviser will be most beneficial.

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Paul Dwyer

Accredited Aged Care Professional


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