Aged Care Tutorials

Planning for your retirement years shouldn’t just be about working out how to fund your hobbies and holidays. The possibility of needing some form of aged care during this time is quite real - it can be a tough time if you’re not prepared.

With Money101’s engaging and manageable aged care tutorial for beginners, you’ll be learning about what makes a good aged care home, some care plan aged care examples, and more.

What is a care plan in aged care? Take our tutorials to learn more

Each of the Money101 modules listed below takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Our team of educators, designers and technology experts work together to ensure the content is engaging, accessible and fun!

Being a carer

Being a carer is often rewarding, but it can also be a challenge both physically and emotionally. Thankfully, there is support available. This module provides general information about being a carer and the services available to carers. It covers what a carer does, the help and support available for carers, the options available for respite care, and caring for someone at home or in an aged care home. 

Choosing aged care facilities

Moving from independent living to living in an aged care facility can be a big step. Being prepared and knowing the types of aged care facilities out there can make the transition easier. This module outlines some general information, so that you know what to look out for when making the decision.

We’ll cover how to conduct research into aged care facilities, how facilities are accredited and monitored, what to look for when visiting sites, how cultural considerations are supported, and the application process and the paperwork needed. By the end of it, you’ll know what makes a good aged care home.

Costs of aged care

No one likes to think about getting older, but when making your retirement plans, it’s important to factor in your future aged care needs. The costs you may face will vary depending on what type of aged care you decide is right for you.

This module covers the importance of preparing financially for your aged care needs, the costs involved for aged care facilities and in-home services, what the government contributes and your contribution (if any), and how asset and income tests apply.

Funding your aged care

When it comes to figuring out what a care plan is in aged care, funding your retirement is key. Retiring from work can be a life-changing event, and the possibility of paying for a place in an aged care facility should be included in your retirement plan. This module will help you to factor in aged care costs and funding considerations.

We’ll cover the importance of planning for the costs of aged care, how the family home can potentially be a source of funding, some tips to keep the cash flowing in retirement, some government benefits that may be available, and the importance of powers of attorney and discussing your wishes with your family.

Working out what you need

Moving from independent living to living in an aged care facility can be a big step. Being prepared and knowing the types of aged care facilities out there can make the transition easier.

This module provides some general information regarding what to look out for when making the decision. It discusses the different types of aged care (ranging from low-level care to high-level care), what an aged care assessment is, and the importance of discussing options with your family.

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At Money101, we’re passionate about equipping Australians with the knowledge and confidence to make smart aged care decisions for the future. With proven experience, Money101 is the perfect aged care tutorial for beginners.

Learn about our other financial literacy training courses, or browse our Money101 module catalogue for a detailed breakdown of the categories we cover. You can also learn more about how our financial education modules work, and how they’re delivered in a way that is convenient, reliable and affordable.

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