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Jyl's journey to aged care: 'I feel like part of me is lost'

When David Stephens' elderly mother Jyl fell in December, it seemed to be the start of a new family tradition.

Dr Chelvi Kumar and Sathia Kumar with the glass lift at the centre of their recently completed home.

Home lifts on the rise as demand shifts from mansions to normal houses in Sydney

A home lift was once considered the sort of high-end inclusion that was rarely seen outside the ultra prestige market, but for many designers and architects it's now a standard feature of the floorpla

Margaret Daly and her husband, John, who died in aged care.

Nursing home accused of being like Guantanamo Bay

Margaret Daly still remembers the days she would visit her husband John at his nursing home, only to find him restrained in a chair with the straps so tight they almost cut into his genitals.

How to get the right home care package for you

How to get the right home care package for you

How to get the right home care package for you

While you’re spending your kids’ inheritance, get defending it too

While you’re spending your kids’ inheritance, get defending it too

There's a fine balance between preserving inheritance at the cost of the lifestyle and choices of the giver

Low-means residents have a special place in aged-care homes

Low-means residents have a special place in aged-care homes

Just because you have little money doesn't mean you won’t get in.

Dementia: How to future-proof your finances

Dementia: How to future-proof your finances

Treat this as a wake-up call, seek expert advice and get your affairs in order as a matter of urgency

What you probably don't know about RAD refunds

What you probably don't know about RAD refunds

Funds guaranteed by government and so is interest if a resident leaves and the operator can’t refund the money

Using Centrelink's 'granny flat' rules to house ageing parents

Using Centrelink's 'granny flat' rules to house ageing parents

Personal finance expert George Cochrane answers your questions.

Budget measures for our long lives

Inside the budget measures for our long lives

This year's federal budget has a lot of positives for older Australians, particularly those using aged care.

Wait for home-care packages pushing elderly into nursing homes

Budget tipped to bring higher fees for aged care

This year’s federal budget is tipped to bring big changes to aged care and, as a result, consumers should expect to pay more.

'Big nursing home' industry is aggressively minimising tax

'Big nursing home' industry is aggressively minimising tax

The Tax Justice Network was "surprised" to find that companies operating for the public good appear to be aggressively minimising tax.

Wait for home-care packages pushing elderly into nursing homes

Wait for home-care packages pushing elderly into nursing homes

Wanda Solomon, 94, was forced into residential aged care after her home-care service was downgraded and she was put on the bottom of a waiting list.

Court rules aged care fee to replace assets illegal

Court rules aged care fee to replace assets illegal

Aged care residents to receive up to $11,500 in refunds after the Federal Court declares the asset replacement contribution (ARC) illegal.

Kerri-Anne and John Kennerley pose with the Hall Of Fame Logie Award.

Kerri-Anne Kennerley: How my husband's accident changed our lives - and home

Kerri-Anne Kennerley on how her husband's freak accident changed their lives.

'I could've been an angry person, being born like this': Trish Jackson uses her disability to open minds instead - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

'I could've been an angry person': Trish uses her disability to open minds instead

As soon as she leaves the house, people stare at Trish Jackson. But she uses her time to teach young people how to be resilient.