We are facing an aging population with the number of Australians aged 65 and over projected to double by 2055. Now, more than ever we must be thinking about how older people can make the most of their later years in life, including residency and care as well as assistance with the management of personal finances and health care.

At Antunes Lawyers we provide caring, compassionate and easily understood legal services to help you make your own arrangements about your future care and the management of your finances.

The Aged Care Quality Standards are expected to be complied with by organisations providing aged care services in Australia. The standards include consideration of your dignity and choice, ongoing assessment and planning for your needs now and in the future, personal care and clinical care, services and supports for daily living, the organisation’s service environment ensuring it is clean and well maintained, feedback and complaints, human resources and organisational governance.

Assessing your needs is paramount to ensure that people seeking aged care have choice and freedom and should not be pressured into a situation they do not want to be in.

More often than not, accommodation agreements and Centrelink correspondence often lack clarity and have provisions which contradict these standards. To make sure you or your loved one is receiving the care they deserve, our lawyers can negotiate the removal of provisions which contradict the law and cause undue stress.

Talk to one of our expert lawyers today.