25 January 2019

Retirement village calculator

Would-be residents of retirement villages should see the NSW Dept of Fairtrading's online retirement village calculator.

If you are thinking of retirement village living for you or a loved one, factor the online calculator into your forward planning.

As well as giving you a clearer picture of the expenses involved in retirement village living, the calculator can help you compare the cost of different villages.

Try out the calculator and see a video of it in action at this link:
fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/housing-and-property/../retirement-village-calculator

20 December 2018

Reporting Elder Abuse

The NSW Government will establish an Ageing and Disability Commissioner from 1 July 2019, to better protect adults with disability and older people from abuse, neglect and exploitation in home and community settings.
facs.nsw.gov.au/../ageing-and-disability-commissioner

But if you require assistance before the establishment of the Commissioner in July 2019, you can seek help from one of the following bodies:

Elder abuse call:
Elder Abuse Helpline & Resource Unit
1800 628 221

Abuse of a person with disability call:
National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline
1800 880 052

Conduct of a disability service provider call:
NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission
1800 035 544

Conduct of an aged care service provider call:
Aged Care Complaints Commissioner
1800 550 552

[Of course, for any matter which requires urgent assistance call NSW Police 000]

15 January 2013