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Expert guidance to plan the aged care journey: Aged Care Planning Expo

Industry
27 March 2018

As part of NSW Seniors Festival, an Aged Care Planning Expo will be held in Wollongong on Tuesday 3 April 2018, presented by IRT Group. Leading industry experts will be on hand to provide information on transitioning to aged care and guidance on planning and preparation for their aged care journey.

“Planning for your future care or support needs, or those of a loved one, can be really confusing and scary,” says IRT Care CEO Jason Malone. “At the Aged Care Planning Expo experienced people will be on hand to assist by answering questions and providing expert information and advice.”

IRT Group will be just one of several experts at the Expo answering questions on a wide range of aged care planning questions.

The Department of Human Services and NSW Health will be on hand to provide information on Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) assessments, home care and respite – three elements of the aged care system that are most commonly investigated on the My Aged Care website by seniors seeking information.

Foye Legal will attend to offer Assistance with Wills, Powers of Attorney and Appointments of Enduring Guardianship to ensure people have their affairs in order when they decide to enter residential care.

“Ideally by the time someone is ready for admission into residential care, a Will should be in place,” says lawyer Diana Foye. “But you may be surprised by how often there is no will, or the will that is available is invalid, causing major emotional distress for children and family.”

Hillross Fairy Meadow, specialists in aged care advice, will answer questions about the costs of
residential aged care and the payment options available.

“We are fortunate to live in a country where longevity is becoming increasingly the norm, however, not everyone will be able to continue to live independently. Many will need to access residential aged care services,” says Dianne Chalk CFP®, Accredited Aged Care Professional™ from Hillross Fairy Meadow.

“Getting the right information and advice now will help you make the best choices for your future care, security and happiness,” Ms Chalk says.

IRT’s Eurobodalla Aged Care Planning Expo in November last year was a huge success. Now Illawarra locals will have access to the same expert guidance, providing support as they embark on their aged care planning journey.

When: Tuesday 3 April 2018, 10am-12noon
Where: Wollongong Golf Club, 151-161 Corrimal Street, Wollongong
Bookings: Call 134 478

Media enquiries: Stephanie Whitelock 0427 188 512                                  General enquiries: 134 478

About IRT Group:
IRT Group is one of Australia’s largest community-owned seniors’ lifestyle and care providers. With almost 50 years’ experience and locations throughout NSW, the ACT and South East Queensland, we employ more than 2500 people and play a significant role in promoting seniors as dynamic, influential and valuable members of society.

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