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It’s important to understand, in the first instance, that some people are happy to live the way they do. They may not have lived this way in the past, however some are happy to make a trade off with the standard of living they have now, with their ability to...
This is a question we often hear, and it comes in various guises. Should your relative move out of their rural area and come into town, or should they move from where they are, to be closer to you? Often the short answer is that its best to stay where...
If an Enduring Power of Attorney for welfare has been made and activated, then this can used if an agreement is not possible. However, as caring family it’s likely you will want to hear what your mother has to say and wants, act in her best interest and finally reach...
You may have had concerns about your relative for some time. Or this situation you’re now facing may be totally unexpected. When the recommendation for residential care is made you may have mixed feelings. Perhaps you worry that you or the health professionals are being too hasty, or you feel...
Moving into an aged care facility requires a lot of major lifestyle adjustments. While everyone deals with change differently family members may be able to utilise the suggestions below to assist with this adjustment process. All mayor changes we make in life have some positive aspects and some less so....
This is a very common response as it’s a big event and can be overwhelming. Moving to a new home, even in the best of times is well recognised as being a stressful event. Moving to a care home however often comes at a time when the person is feeling...