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Many older Australians want to stay at home, but will need help to be able to do so. From shutterstock.com

Explainer: what is a home care package and who is eligible?

Home care packages are a viable alternative to residential aged care for many older Australians. But the process to secure these packages can be long and complicated.
Granny flats are often the result of informal arrangements between parents and children who assume it will all work out well. Markus J/Shutterstock

When granny flats go wrong – perils for parents highlight need for law reform

Parents and children rarely put agreements about granny flats in writing and almost never consult a lawyer. But when these arrangements go wrong, the consequences can be disastrous and costly for all.
The situation for older Australians isn’t what was envisioned when the Aged Care act was introduced in 1997. from shutterstock.com

Australia’s aged care residents are very sick, yet the government doesn’t prioritise medical care

Twenty years since the Aged Care Act was introduced, the situation for older Australians remains dire. They're sicker and have more complex care needs, but little access to medical care.

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