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
My father receives a disability payment from Veterans Affairs for an injury received due to service in the Australian Armed Services.
The Department of Human Services are taking a large portion to pay for his aged care due to his age-induced dementia. Continue reading
My 99-year-old mum has just recently passed in an aged care facility.
She was diagnosed with dementia about 3 years ago and she spent a year in a facility. They were lovely people who cared for her but they drugged her with schizephrenia drugs to keep her from wandering around at night. Continue reading
I was pleased to see your article in Senior News and hope I can contribute something to help solve the problems you obviously know exist.
My wife has been confined to a wheelchair for almost 5 years in the high care section of our Gold Coast retirement village. Continue reading
My wife developed early onset alzheimer’s in 2004. By 2009, her cognitive impairment had reached a stage where she suffered with apathy, paranoia and hallucinations.
She spent 3 months in care facilities in 2010, 5 months in 2011 and permanently from 2012 until her death in 2017. Continue reading
I care for my mum who is 99 years of age. I was assessed and rejected for a carer’s payment. I only receive a carers allowance from the Government.
Yet my mum can get services from an aged care provider who charge us a fee of $95-110 for a home visit from a physio for (a visit of) under half hour, plus an administration fee of $300 to maintain my mum’s file. Continue reading
My dealings with aged care began in 2008, firstly with home care, then in 2011 residential care as a carer.
The person I cared for had dementia, which meant I was his advocate. Continue reading