Speakers Corner

24th February 2020 Topic - Aged Care

Speaker - Mathew Kelly, Goldsborough Financial Services

In a wide ranging presentation to over 90 members, Mr Kelly canvassed most, if not all, options for independent living in retirement including:
CHSP (Commonwealth Home Support Program) or the four level Home Care support package program (HCP). This program is subsidised by the Commonwealth Government, dependent on your capacity to pay. Entry to this program is through an ACAT(Aged Care Assessment Team). The Government’s website (or telephone enquiry 1800200 422) sets out the various options for nursing home care. They are:
Option one. The RAD (Refundable Accommodation Deposit).
Option two. The DAP (Daily Accommodation Payment).
Option three. A combination of options 1 and 2.
Mathew also covered all the independent living and funding options.
Regrettably our equipment failed. However, Mathew has supplied us with a copy of all the very detailed slides he was going to use and they are now available as part of this package on the website. Click here to view Michael’s presentation

Members will appreciate that the guest speaker program has had to be suspended, maybe for the rest of 2020 or until a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available. Our regular General Meeting attendees are in the over 70 years high risk group so we may be delayed further. Your committee is looking at other options, e.g. guest writers which can be featured on this website.