The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS is an insurance scheme that funds supports to people with a permanent disability. The idea is that those supports work to reduce or remove things that disable a person. It is currently helping almost 450,000 people, so it affects a lot of us either directly or indirectly.
At least a quarter of a million Australians reside in residential aged care at any one point in time. As we saw last week, residents in aged care are asked to pay a range of fees for their stay. In this article, we will look a little more closely at the largest of these fees: the accommodation fee.
More than 1.2 million Australians receive some form of aged care. Of these, about 23% of people are using residential aged care. Residential aged care is something all of us should expect, either for ourselves or for a loved one. The good news is that anything that we expect can be planned for.
There are a number of things to think about when deciding whether and how to keep or sell the family home when you move into aged care.