Delays, shortages complicate in-home care

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

War injury payment eroded

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

Why not pay families to care?

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