Aged Care Funding Changes: It Can Pay to Pay Big
Changes to pension means testing that took effect on January 1 have changed the financial dynamics of both pensions and aged care in Australia. They are the biggest changes to means testing we have seen in a decade. Perhaps a little like fashion, where if you wait long enough flares come back in, this new asset test is the same one that was abolished in 2007.
The Sky is the Limit for Mercy Health Aged Care Residents
Four residents from Mercy Place Montrose took to the sky in vintage planes on Saturday 13 May 2017 as part of a program to help them fulfill their bucket list.
Lyndoch Living Prominent at LASA Excellence in Care Awards
Lyndoch Living was named finalist in not just one, but three categories at the prestigious Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Excellence in Care Awards.
Embracia Moonee Valley Family Open Day
You're invited to attend Embracia in Moonee Valley's Family Open Day! You'll have the opportunity to take a tour of this stylish new aged care residence, enjoy family entertainment & more.
Uniting AgeWell’s LGBTI Services Awarded
Uniting AgeWell’s work in providing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) inclusive services has been recognised with a LASA 2017 Excellence in Care Award.
RSL Care Talbarra Celebrates Mother’s Day
Residents and families came together to celebrate mothers of all ages at RSL Care Talbarra Mother’s Day high tea, giving families the chance to bring generations together in a relaxed environment.
Over $12 Billion in Lost Super – Could Some be Yours?
Not taking an active interest in your super is one thing. Completely losing track of it is another. The Australian Taxation Office reported that there were more than one million lost and ATO-held super accounts.
Appointment of Panel to Review National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes
The Federal Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, yesterday announced the two person team who will conduct the independent review on national aged care quality regulatory processes.
Moran Engadine Celebrates Over 100 Years Experience On International Nurses Day
A combined total of over 100 years nursing experience is an achievement worth celebrating! Moran Engadine is reflecting on its nursing staff whose years of experience, kindness and compassion make life sweeter for the residents they care for.
‘Having a Yarn’ Leads to Connection
When Resthaven Marion resident, D’Arcy Hancock, turned 106 last year, making him Australia’s oldest ham radio operator, his story generated a lot of interest. Not least of which with volunteer, Joan Barra, who wondered if he could possibly be the same D’Arcy who had played in a band along with her late father, Rex.
Wesley’s Youngest Volunteer Brings Smiles to the Faces of Aged Care Residents
To celebrate National Volunteer Week (8-14th May), Wesley Mission Queensland launched a photojournalism exhibition at the Brisbane Square Library with students from the Queensland College of Arts.
New Role With Feathered Friends
Resthaven Westbourne Park volunteer, Rosemary, is a ‘blessing,’ according to Lifestyle Coordinator, Verona Rix. She is also a welcome carer of the site birds, Mango, Frankie, Ruby and Smokey, who are chirpy in their clean and tidy home. "Rosemary loves animals and does a great job in helping out with the upkeep of the bird cage," says Verona.
Residents Go Cyber at Southern Cross Care, Thanks to Volunteer
For the past 12 months, Wayne Hughes has been a familiar face at Ave Maria Village. On a weekly basis, Wayne can spend up to 30 hours at the home performing various activities, from running men’s gatherings and indoor bowl competitions to assisting with outings such as bus trips for the residents.
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