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CommunityNet: Feeling lonely? You're not alone

One in four Australians report being lonely - and they have significantly worse physical and mental health than connected Australians. The Australian Loneliness Report, undertaken by The Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Swinburne University of Technology, surveyed 1600 Australians. Read more @ CommunityNet

2018-19 MYEFO - More Home Care Packages

The Government announced a $287 million investment to release an additional 10,000 high level (level 3 and 4) home care packages in 2018-19.

This will result in an additional 5,000 level 3 and 5,000 level 4 packages in 2018-19 to support more senior Australians to receive their approved level of care sooner and remain living at home for longer.
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hese packages may be assigned to new people who are entering home care for the first time, or as an upgrade to people who are already receiving home care at a lower level.

Packages will be released progressively through to 30 June 2019.

Should They Stay or Should They Go: Home Modifications and Selling Your Home

Living with a disability, whether because of age or another lifestyle factor, makes life significantly more challenging. One place where all individuals should feel comfortable is at home. However, most homes are not designed with wheelchair, walker or other mobility assistance devices in mind.

If you or someone you love is dealing with limited mobility, or if you are caring for a senior in your life, you may need to make some modifications to allow them to live comfortably and independently at home. As you consider these modifications, you will also want to consider the impact they have on the resale value of your home, should you need to sell your home at a later date. Here's what you need to know about home modifications and resale value.

Read more @ Home City Real Estate