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Aged care

This Month

Class action for disabled elderly could be most expensive ever

Hundreds of over 65s that are excluded from the NDIS scheme are signing up to a lawsuit that could cost taxpayers more than the bungled Robodebt program.

  • Michael Read

September

AusUnity, Lendlease lob RetireAustralia bids; wait on stage two

Fund manager Morrison & Co appears on track for another tidy payday.

  • Anthony Macdonald, Sarah Thompson and Kanika Sood

What rising prices mean to aged care fees

The age pension is also increasing but that doesnโ€™t help self-funded retirees who face higher costs.

  • Bina Brown

Record $5b windfall for retiree home owners

How to make the most of your home equity with tax breaks, loans and super concessions.

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  • Duncan Hughes

More workers like Betty, 75, could solve this sectorโ€™s woes

Aged-care employers faced with severe staff shortages want the Albanese government to go further in its relaxation of work rules for pensioners.

  • Euan Black
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August

Why a move into aged care doesnโ€™t have to be rushed

Facilities may not advertise it, but there are ways for families to โ€œbuyโ€ a bit of extra time before moving in. And for loved ones to spend weekends away.

  • Bina Brown

How to manage the move from retirement village to aged care

There are financial implications when transitioning from one to the other, so legal advice should be sought.

  • Louise Biti

Letters: What the old owe the young

Intergenerational wealth gap, nursing homes, home ownership, Narendra Modi and Indian economy, Indigenous Voice, fear of war over Taiwan, โ€˜wokeโ€™ culture.

What Dominic Perrottet would have done differently

If he had his time again, the NSW premier says he would have told John Barilaro not to apply for trade job; Australia to give Indonesia $10m more to combat foot and mouth disease. Follow updates here.

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  • Georgie Moore

Bill for aged care boost starts at $3b a year

Laborโ€™s pledge to fund an increase in pay for aged care workers could cost the already stretched Commonwealth budget an extra $3 billion a year.

  • Michael Read

Aged care provider sues over $820k bill

St George Aged Care has sued to recoup more than $820,000 spent on compliance at one of its Sydney homes hit with a COVID-19 outbreak in August last year.

  • Miklos Bolza

Investing in aged care not always easy

Despite the seductive demographics, changing regulations and the reliance on government funding make consistent profits challenging.

  • Mark Draper

โ€˜Cultural shiftโ€™ needed to improve aged care

The Albanese government chalked up its first legislative win on Tuesday, after a long-delayed $508 million aged care package sailed through parliament.

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  • Michael Read

July

How your deposit is settled when you leave aged care

Lump sums that you pay for a room in residential aged care come back to your estate. This is what you need to know about when and how your money is refunded.

  • Louise Biti

Defence Force to plug aged care worker shortage

There are 983 active COVID-19 outbreaks in aged care facilities, while more than 6000 residents and 3250 staff are infected with the virus.

  • Michael Read
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Aged care on notice over COVID-19 winter threat

A new winter plan to reduce infections and death follows two horror years in homes for elderly and vulnerable people.

  • Tom McIlroy

St Basilโ€™s charged after deadly COVID-19 outbreak

WorkSafe has charged St Basilโ€™s Homes For The Aged following a coronavirus outbreak at its Fawkner residential aged care facility in 2020 that killed 45 people.

  • Cassandra Morgan and Karen Sweeney

How to deal with rising costs in aged care

As inflation bites, aged care residents and their families have some big decisions to make.

  • Bina Brown

June

Should you buy or rent your aged care room?

Prices can make the prospect of a move into aged care seem daunting and unaffordable, but here are some tips to make an informed decision.

  • Louise Biti

Aged care sector facing shortfall of 35,000 workers, says report

The aged care sector risks not being able to meet basic standards of care, according to a report by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia.

  • Gus McCubbing