Aged Care Services
Your Aged Care Solutions aims to help families understand the complexities and costs involved with Aged Care, as well as assistance through the process of preparing for admission into care.
To help you plan ahead, we can talk you through available care options and local facilities, the costs involved and the best way to restructure your finances to pay for these services.
Our certified Aged Care Specialist and qualified Accountant Sharon Coleman, can assess your personal situation with a first-hour free appointment, in our offices in Birtinya or in the comfort of your own home. Your Aged Care Solutions offers a range of services, including:
Financial Strategy Paper
A Strategy Paper involves a review of your current financial position when planning a move into Aged Care. The paper will compare various financial scenarios and compares cashflow effects of each situation with estimated projections included for the next 5 years. The purpose of this paper is to provide information to help families decide which payment strategy best suits their financial situation.
Liaison Service with Centrelink, Department of Human Services and DVA
We are able to provide ongoing assistance by liaising directly with the Department of Human Services (DHS) and Centrelink or DVA on your behalf. Once appointed as your Centrelink Nominee, we are able to provide information to these departments on your behalf to verify correct pension and aged care fee calculations. Furthermore, we provide quarterly updates to ensure Income and Assets information remains up-to-date.
Aged Care Facility Placement Service
We will organize tours for you and your family and take the stress out of the placement process by liaising directly with your facility of choice, completing all relevant paperwork and follow the path through to admission. We can offer information and guidance on home care, respite and permanent admissions.
Completion of Centrelink paperwork
When moving into aged care, an Income and Asset Assessment for aged care needs to be completed. This form is processed by the Department of Human Services and is used to determine if you are eligible to receive assistance for your accommodation costs and if you need to pay a means-tested care fee when entering Aged Care.
Without this being completed, the maximum charges for aged care will be applicable. We are able to complete, lodge this form on your behalf with Centrelink and follow up until it is processed by all relevant departments, making sure all fees charged are correct.
Even though Sharon has supported me with ongoing support and advice for the past 4 months now, the only fee I paid to Sharon was a very transparent fee for the Strategy paper report. I very willingly paid that fee the instant I received the invoice which was after the report was delivered to me.
Through her excellent advice and going over and above, Sharon has actually saved me (and my Mum) more money than the fee she has charged! Plus, I can’t even put a price on the emotional support Sharon has given me throughout this journey.
Sharon has also referred me to several other people who have helped in different areas that I’ve needed along the way – including Simone Arlott (Aged Care Guidance), Tanya Dave (I Age Well) and has also recommended several other quality professional services people. When Sharon recommends someone, I know they are quality and that I can trust them. Unfortunately, there are people out there who are ready to take advantage of people going through a tough time and I came across some of those people throughout my journey. I learnt some lessons the hard way. With Sharon, I have had total trust in her. Going through what I have been through with my Mum over the past 6 months is a very personal process, so you need to be able to totally trust someone who is knowledgeable and can help you through the process of making the best of some very tough decisions.
I whole heartedly recommend Sharon to anyone who is needing advice in Aged Care. If you are going through anything like my situation and wanting to make the best decision for your loved one, I absolutely recommend you speak with Sharon. Sharon takes the time to understand your very unique and personal situation and then her advice is tailored to your individual situation and you can totally trust her. Sharon is passionate about what she does and genuinely cares about helping her clients to achieve the best possible outcome and making a tough journey a bit less bumpy and more manageable along the way.
Kimberly RichardsKR Solutions