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The Future of the Aged Care Industry

By on Thursday, February 24, 2011

The statistics regarding the future of aged care can be astounding. If dementia were a country, it would be the world’s 18th largest economy. If dementia was a company it would exceed American giant Wal-Mart’s profits by almost US$200 billion and Exxon Mobil’s profits by almost $US300 billion. The sheer cost and growth of dementia means that, according to Alzheimer’s Australia, Australia will face a shortage of 150,000 paid and unpaid carers by 2030.

Aged Care Education & Training

By on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Aged Care is an exciting, challenging and growing industry, offering many opportunities for caring and compassionate individuals looking for a rewarding career.  Training organisations throughout Australia offer a Certificate qualifications in aged care and home care, providing students with the skills they require for employment in the Aged Care Industry.

Vacancies in Residential Aged Care

By on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Aged Care Vacancies

Depending on your location, trying to find a vacancy in a residential aged care home (formerly known as hostels or nursing homes) for yourself or a loved one can be a longer process than expected. At Aged Care Online we often receive calls from people who have family members who have reached a stage where aged care is needed. What they often don’t realise is, that being assessed for residential aged care and then finding a suitable home could take at least 2-3 months.

The Costs of Residential Aged Care

By on Thursday, February 24, 2011

In Australia there is a minimum cost of aged care set by the Government, which can be covered with the rate of the pension (plus rent assistance). If you are financially disadvantaged then there is financial assistance available. You can find out what you are entitled to by contacting the Aged Care Information Line on 1800 500 853 or by calling Centrelink on 13 23 00.

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