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how to check if your mum or dad’s nursing home is up to scratch

How to check if your mum or dad’s nursing home is up to scratch

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If family members are in a nursing home, it’s difficult to know if they’re getting the care they need. Here are some ways to find out.  Nancy Beijersbergen/from www.shutterstock.com If you’ve read the headlines about...
why is nursing home food so bad? some spend just $6.08 per person a day – that’s lower than prison

Why is nursing home food so bad? Some spend just $6.08 per person a...

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If residents are given poor quality foods that don’t meet their needs or preferences, they’re less likely to eat it. Shutterstock The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety last week turned...

When granny flats go wrong – perils for parents highlight need for law reform

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Granny flats are often the result of informal arrangements between parents and children who assume it will all work out well.  Markus J/Shutterstock A “granny flat agreement” is an informal arrangement between a parent and their...
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Grey nomad lifestyle provides a model for living remotely

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Grey nomads are champions of a radical type of portable urbanism as they travel to far-flung places like Lake Ballard in Western Australia. Image courtesy of Tourism Western Australia,Author provided Every other year, retired couple...
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Renters Beware: how the pension and super could leave you behind

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Super and the pension treat most retirees well, but not renters.  Shutterstock How we fund retirement in an ageing century ought to worry all of us. But one group of us should be much more...