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Accommodation Deposit and Fees

Everyone moving into an aged care home for the first time from 1 July2014 will need to complete and lodge an income and assessment formwhich will be used to determine their costs.Please note that if you are a member of a couple, half of your combinedincome and assets are considered in the income and assetsassessment, regardless of which partner earns the income or owns theasset. You must lodge thi 

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Reverse Mortgages for Aged Care

As we age, it may become necessary to receive some extra help with day to day living. For some, this may be help with tasks around the home. For others, it may be help with personal hygiene or medical care. In some cases, an elderly person who now finds themselves alone may just need some extra company each day to make sure they are doing well.   Many people who find themselves in this situat 

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Dementia is the third leading cause of death in Australia

Dementia currently affects more than 332,000 Australians but unfortunately, this number is expected to increase to 400,000 in less than ten years.   A diagnosis of dementia can be heartbreaking for families and the people living with the disease.    The symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and physical functioning.   Dementia does n 

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Assets and Income Assessment

If you are moving into an aged care home for the first time from 1 July 2014, you will need to have your income and assets assessed by theDepartment of Human Services (DHS). This assessment will be used to determine the costs you could be asked to pay.   It is advisable to complete a Request for a Combined Assets and Income Assessment (SA457) as soon as you start consider 

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Let's talk about changes to aged care

The ‘Let’s talk about changes to aged care’ campaign aims to encourage people to talk about aged care and the changes starting from July this year.    The changes include: More support to stay independent and in your own home and community, with more Home Care Packages to meet your needs. Older people will be asked to contribute to the costs of care,  

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New fee estimators to assist you with your aged care costs

There have been changes to aged care fees from 1 July 2014 as part of reforms to the aged care system to make it more sustainable and affordable.  Home Care – Fee Estimator The Home Care fee estimator provides an indication of the fees and charges you may be asked to pay if you receive a Home Care Package on or after 1 July 2014. Based on the information you  

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Notices
The following homes have non-compliance notices or sanctions issued against them by the Department of Health:

Ny-Ku Byun (QLD) (Expires 01/12/2015)
Ngooderi House (QLD) (Expires 01/12/2015)
Kukatja Place (QLD) (Expires 01/12/2015)
Kuba Natha Hostel (QLD) (Expires 01/12/2015)
Hillside Haven Aged Care Facility (QLD) (Expires 01/12/2015)
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