Preventing falls in the elderly

Falls can happen to anyone, but, unfortunately, as you grow older falls can become more common and you are more likely to injure yourself. Most elderly people fall in and around the home. Falls are also common in aged care homes. If you have a serious injury it can...

What you need to know about 2017 pension changes

The start of the new year has brought changes to the assets test used to calculate pensions and this may affect how much pension you receive. From 1 January 2017 the thresholds of the value of assets you can own have changed. Nothing will change if you’re on a...

How to stay hydrated in the heat

As we age, the amount of water we hold in our body decreases. This means it’s actually easier for an older person to become dehydrated because dehydration will start to affect them with less water loss. It’s important to drink periodically even if you don’t feel...

Consumer Directed Care (CDC)

Flexibility and choice in the direction of your future Consumer Directed Care (CDC) is all about choice and control. It gives you and your carers a greater say in the type of care you receive to support you at home, and who provides those services. CDC gives you...