Now that you have a basic understanding of how things work and what the words and terms mean, you are ready to take the first active steps in the agedcare101 journey.
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Things you need to navigate the aged care system?
- Moving into an aged care home is a momentous step for you and your family and a highly emotional time for all concerned. It’s important to realise that, while your family’s circumstances are unique, you are not alone.
- There needs to be an honest and open conversation about your current situation and the ‘what ifs’. It’s always best to start the conversation sooner, rather than later.
- Remember, if you are caring for or advising a loved one who needs to find aged care, and you plan to help them navigate the process, you will need to have their permission to act on their behalf.
- A substitute decision maker may need to be appointed.
- You will need to contact My Aged Care and create a client record.
- Your loved one's financial and personal affairs will need to be in order.
- We cover all of this in detail over the next few sub chapters.
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How do I face up to aged care?
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How do I get legal permission to act on someone’s behalf?
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What are the types of substitute decision makers?
In this section we look at the following common substitute decision making positions.
How do I get a My Aged Care client record?
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How do I get my affairs in order?
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What is involved in advanced care planning and directives?
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