Aged Care, Who Cares?
Wrinkles don't hurt... but what can be extremely painful are the wrong decisions when you or a loved one are staring aged care in the face. This book is your guide through the minefield of choices.
Aged Care Who Cares? is the definitive book to the vast range of options available to senior Australians today. Whatever your financial status, current state of health or future hopes and plans, you'll find down-to-earth advice to help you make the best choices for your senior years about aged care in Australia.
Want to stay in your own home but need some extra care? What does it really mean to live in a retirement village? Or an aged care home? What are all those fees and charges in the aged care prospectus? Should you sell the family home or not? The answers to these questions and many more are explained in an easy-to-read style that makes this the "must-read" handbook on aged care in Australia.
The book is divided into five broad sections covering care in the home; retirement villages; aged care facilities; financial strategies for planning and coping with all the options; and finally a unique section covering all the resources and information you can access to help you with your choices.
The Retirement Living Handbook
Want to move to a retirement community but the whole thing is a bit of a mystery to you? Whether you are looking for a sea change, a tree change or to downsize this book gives you the dollars and sense of moving to a retirement community.
A directory of more than 1,000 retirement communities across Australia allows you to browse the rich choices open to you. Entries are grouped by lifestyle, and many list key facilities and services, to help you find what you're looking for.
The Retirement Living Handbook examines the various types of retirement communities: how to choose one that suits you, the legalities, the costs, how you can access care, and the various ways to fund your retirement lifestyle. Packed with case studies using real retirement communities you can clearly see what we talk about played out in practice.
Retirement and Aged Care Living
With Australia's ageing population and increasing life expectancy, issues such as how to fund retirement and the most suitable and appropriate options for retirement and post retirement living have become challenging issues for which many people will need to seek the advice of advisers.
Retirement and Aged Care Living is a practical guide for financial advisers covering topics such as longevity, ensuring the adequacy of retirement savings, the treatment of superannuation, the transition from accumulation phase to the retirement income phase, the aged care reforms and the interaction with the social security system.
The authors have drawn on their extensive experience to pull together practical explanations of the relevant topics, supported by many worked examples, practice points, tips and checklists.