Don’t get me started! MyAgedCare is like Medicare … it’s draining the budget for aged care to the detriment of senior citizens, who have paid a lifetime of taxes to have their lives put though humiliating hoops, with no hope of receiving the services assessed by ACAT.
I am 78 years old and previously attended a local community health centre for treatment of injuries, physio and the like.
However, since the introduction of My Aged Care, I am unable to do this. Continue reading
I am the sole carer for my terminally ill Australian husband (78). I am also new to Australia. Being “new” brings a whole string of problems: what to do, where to go, how to fill out the staggering stack of mandatory forms etc., etc.
I have been totally isolated for the past year with no “respite break” whatsoever and with no family or friends the strain on me is unimaginable! Continue reading
While the Government is quick to push the concept of living longer, living better and remaining at home for as long as possible, it has failed in forward planning and budgeting to allow this to happen. Continue reading
Why are the over 65s not able to belong to NDIS? We are just as important as the under 65s.
We need to be able to afford to buy mobility scooters and wheelchairs in order to be more independent and be able to get out of the house more often. Continue reading
I am full-time carer to my wife who is in her 6th year post-diagnosis (Alzheimer’s disease).
In the past 12 months or so we have used respite care 4 times – once for medical reasons when I had surgery, and 3 times when I took short breaks from caring. Continue reading
My wife and I are both in our 80s. I am still quite healthy for my age, but my wife suffers from peripheral neuropathy, which affects her mobility.
Earlier this year we applied for My Aged Care, only to find that the government had “closed the books”. Continue reading