The good news for ageing Australians is that there are several funding schemes set up to support them to remain well and living
independently at home as they grow older. And despite common misconceptions, things don’t need to be at crisis point before help is
available. This article compares the Commonwealth Home Support Program and Home Care Package scheme to explain the differences and how much
funding is available.
Age Up Health has secured investment from LaunchVic’s Alice Anderson Fund as one of a rare breed of female-only Founded companies in
Australia. Age Up's sucess is rarer again as a start-up that has gone from strength-to-strength since launching in March 2020 – despite
sharing this moment with a global pandemic and serving an ageing demographic.
Breaking the Bias this International Women's Day 2022
Improving aged care means breaking down stereotypes and the limits of the past, which is why this International Women's Day, we talk to Age Up Founder and CEO Grace Petherick about her mission to revolutionise an industry – her way. Discover how she created change
by bringing a different perspective to an industry almost unchanged for 100 years.
Your Income vs a Home Care Package: Is it worth it to apply?
It surprises many to discover Home Care Packages are not means tested or only for pensioners. Discover at a glance how your income impacts
the funds you could receive, what it’s worth to you – and if you should apply! This article breaks it down and crunches the numbers for you with some quick references and tools to help you make up your mind.
Why it's risky business to underestimate old people and tech
It would be easy to assume older people aren't keeping up with mobile technology. But the data tells a different story and businesses like
Age Up health are embracing its potential to better service clients. Find out how simple tech like SMS messaging is changing the
conversation and shifting what's possible in care services.
There are all kinds of ways that our bodies change as we grow older. And luckily, there are also all kinds of ways we can help extend our
years of wellness and vitality. Osteopathy is one of those ways as a therapy that can be effective against a raft of physical changes.
Treatments help with muscle relaxation, joint flexibility, healthy blood flow, postural balance, and pain management.Find out more ways it
Why older people are at risk in the heat & what to do
Summer is here, and so too the is the extreme heat. For those aged 65+ this can be a serious problem as the temperatures soar. Understanding
how to stay well and safe in the heat can be the difference between simply feeling hot and bothered, and more serious outcomes. Here we look
at the risks, symptoms and how to stay safe.
When is the right time to get (or change) your Home Care Package?
Many people delay seeking home aged care support until they have a serious incident. In other cases, it may be friends or family networks struggling, but they delay seeking help until burnout has well and truly set in. Planning ahead and knowing the signs to look out for can save families a lot of time, money and stress when they need it most! So when is the right time?
Self-managed vs Home Care provider: which is best for you?
Home Care Packages are not one-size-fits-all. Different people have different needs, goals and living situations. Which is why Home Care
Packages can be managed in two different ways: independently or by a Home Care Provider. Knowing which one is best can be difficult as each
one has benefits and drawbacks, so let's walk through both options.
OPAN Report shines light into how we can change aged care for ageing Australians
The National Older Person Advocacy Network (OPAN) has released the first definitive public annual report of its kind to shine a
light on issues impacting ageing Australians within the aged care system. The results are telling and provide much-needed direction
into how we can change aged care and the experience of our ageing Australians.
The latest on Home Care Packages – the good, the bad, and the waiting list!
The government announced further funding as part of its response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care, including funding more Home Care
Packages. The latest quarterly results are in, and we take a look at their score card.
Home Care Package levels: how they work and what's included
When starting out, most people simply want to understand what does life with a Home Care Package look like? To make it easier, we’ve broken down
the most common questions about Home Care Package levels and included examples of how some of our clients are using their Home
Care Package on the various levels.
When the time finally comes to choose a Home Care Package provider, comparing one with another isn't easy. To help makes sense
of all the various fees and service choices, we've compiled some of our favourite tips that we share when people call us in the middle
of the comparison head ache.
Understanding how you can use Home Care Package funding is one of the most important aspects of remaining at home and living well and
independently. In this article, we look at exactly what you can and can't use your Home Care Package for, to make life better at home.
Surprising ways you can use your Home Care Package
Everyone will tell you that your Home Care Package can help pay for a cleaner, a gardener, or to get help with meals and for supporting your
health needs. But with a little knowledge and creativity, your Home Care Package can offer you so much more.
What to do about aged care when on the National Waitlist
All too often we receive desperate calls from people stuck on the Home Care Package National Waitlist without care or support. In an effort
to offer practical help at this time, we've compiled our Top 7 National Waitlist Survival Tips regarding what to do during the long wait.