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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.

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Six strategies to fund accommodation costs 16 Apr 2018
Accommodation is usually the largest cost associated with the move to residential aged care. The Aged Care Reforms effective 1 July 2014 provided more flexibility for residents to meet the cost of acc...
Five common questions for those accessing aged care 22 Mar 2018
Helping clients to navigate the aged care environment is an important advice service. In this month's article Challenger Tech looks at some of the common queries for those looking to access an aged ca...
The current advice landscape for aged care 13 Feb 2018
Aged care demand is growing and it is important the current rules remain appropriate and sustainable. The recently released 2016 -17 Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 1997 (the Act) highli...
Three key retirement village considerations 15 Nov 2017
There are many reasons why people move into a retirement village (village). Reasons range from the benefit of private accommodation with easy access to facilities, to social activities and freedom to ...
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...
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