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Aged care

Information on this page is for licensed financial planners. It is not intended for retail clients or unlicensed intermediaries. The aged care and product content on this page (including links to other documents and tools) is provided by, and is attributable to, Challenger Life Company Limited ABN 44 072 486 938, AFSL 234670.

While aged care advice can be complex and even sometimes emotional, it is advice that can be highly valued by clients and their families as they prepare for this transition to care.

Accurium is a part of the Challenger Limited group and this relationship allows us to provide Accurium members with access to Challenger’s expertise in aged care. This page contains Challenger articles, webcasts, guides and calculators to assist you in providing information to meet your clients’ aged care needs.

Aged care series

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Transitioning from home care to residential aged care 14 Aug 2017
People generally want to stay in their family home for as long as they can and home care packages can help them do this. However a person’s health may decline, leading to a greater need for care, maki...
Guide to granny flats 14 Jul 2017
There are a number of accommodation options for older people who require assistance and may not want to live by themselves. While residential aged care homes generally suit those with high care needs ...
Funding home care strategies and considerations 16 Jun 2017
The Federal Government’s Home Care Packages Program provides subsidised home care services for older people who want to remain in their home. Most people who require care prefer to stay in their home,...
Key questions to ask clients for effective aged care modelling 15 Apr 2017
You’re meeting with a client who needs aged care advice and you want to help them make a confident decision. So what should you discuss with them? In this month’s Challenger Tech article we simplify t...
Means tested care fees explained - are your clients paying too much? 07 Mar 2017
When a client enters residential aged care, they are means-tested based on their income and assets to determine their aged care costs. The fees can be complex for aged care clients, and may cause cash...
Understanding the upcoming home care changes 10 Feb 2017
From 27 February 2017, the rules around home care services for older Australians will change. This article will explain the upcoming changes and how they can help you address the needs of your retiree...
Planning for Aged Care 12 Dec 2016
Moving a loved one into residential aged care can be a stressful time for the resident and family members, both emotionally and financially. In this article, we explore the three key decisions faced b...
Aligning Age Pension and aged care means testing 08 Nov 2016
Individuals moving into aged care from 1 January 2017 may face increased cash flow pressure due to altered treatment of the former home. In this article, Challenger describe the recent legislative cha...
Residential aged care strategies 27 Sep 2016
The aged care system has been subject to considerable change over the last few years. The Living Longer Living Better reforms will continue until June 2017. As part of these reforms, significant chang...
Aged care calculator 23 Jun 2016
This downloadable calculator will assist you in understanding the financial impact of moving into aged care, including the aged care fees, effect on Age Pension, and the impact of using different stra...
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