Transportation - the Key for Seniors to Stay Connected

You will be forgiven for thinking that in America, assistance with housing, food programs and health services would be the most pressing needs for the elderly but Eldercare Locator, the government helpline report that they receive more inquiries about transportation than any other topic. Seniors need help getting to routine medical appointments, su...
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Elder Abuse - What Have We Learned?

​World Elder Abuse Awareness Day ​was recently promoted in Australia and around theworld during June.Origins The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 66/127, designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). It is the main day in the year when the world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted on older p...
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Home Care and Consumer Directed Care - How to Access It

Home Care and Consumer Directed Care - How to Access It
What is in-home care and CDC all about?The number of Australians aged 65 and over is expected to increase rapidly, from around 2.5 million in 2002 to 6.2 million in 2042. An ageing population, shorter hospital stays and a preference for ageing at home are fuelling the demand for in-home care services. On 27th February this year, the Australian Gove...
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Are You Or Your Loved One On A Government Care Package?

Are You Or Your Loved One On A Government Care Package?
Did you know that the most ground breaking changes in the funding of home care takes place this month with Aged Care Reforms?For the first time Consumers have the ability to exercise their choice as to what services they want and from whom. In a nutshell control is being passed to the Consumer to decide on what they want! It's called Consumer Direc...
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Commoditizing Home Care Services – is it care?

Commoditizing Home Care Services – is it care?
What does commodity mean?The meaning of commodity as per the dictionary -Commodity: noun commodity \kə-ˈmä-də-tē\ or commoditization \kə-ˌmä-də-tə-ˈzā-shən\: A reasonably homogeneous good or material, bought and sold freely as an article of commerce.Or as described by Ron Vianu commoditization is the by-product of price transparency without any mea...
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