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Aged Care Info Centre

Why you need an advance care directive

23 May 2018

At some point in your life there may come a time when you’re unable to make decisions for yourself. This could be because of a sudden accident or mental health episode, dementia, a stroke, or even an inability to communicate while in a coma or unconscious. Planning for these types of situations and end of life care may be scary, but thinking ahead is important.

5 ways to maintain your independence with Parkinson’s

23 May 2018

How people that suffer from Parkinson's Disease (PD) can maintain their interdependence.

Is it time to start thinking about medic alert jewellery for your loved one?

16 April 2018

Medical alert jewellery helps emergency responders and other first aid workers within the community to assist seniors with treatment faster and to communication their health conditions.

Using a reverse mortgage to fund aged care

12 April 2018

An overview of how a reverse mortgage can be used to fund aged care.

How Aged Care Fees Work

15 March 2018

The Four Types of Fees in Aged Care - Basic Daily Care Fee, Means Tested Care Fee, Accommodation Payment (RAD or DAP), and Extra Service Fees

Do we have to pay an aged care Bond?

15 March 2018

The definitive guide that will tell you whether your friend or relative will be liable to pay an aged care bond

How you can prepare for selling your family home

21 April 2017

Apia Insurance talk to two people who recently decided to sell their family home, and share some valuable lessons along the way.

List of Aged Care Assessment Teams

16 June 2016

Find your local aged care assessment team.

Aged Care Reviews Life Expectancy Calculator

06 October 2015

Use our new Life Expectancy Calculator to quickly measure your life expectancy now!

Moderate Drinking in Seniors Linked to Heart Damage

18 June 2015

A study originally published by Dr. Scott Solomon of Harvard Medical School has found an association between heart damage in elderly and alcohol intake.

Future Communities Will Require a Smarter Approach to Age-Friendliness

08 June 2015

A study by the Gerontological Society of America has found that the performance of communities world-wide will need to focus on providing a higher quality of life for their older citizens.

How Will Aged Care Be Affected by the 2015 Federal Budget?

23 June 2015

Following the 2015 Federal Budget, most industry sectors are focusing on the high and lows of the budget's outcomes.

NSW Plans To Remove Registered Nurses From Aged Care Facilities

29 June 2015

Following changes in the national budget, NSW nursing and aged care homes could face going forward with no registered nurses on-site.

Seniors Ask for Understanding and Compassion

18 May 2015

A study takes into account the perceptions and experiences of seniors with a range of different backgrounds.

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