The Seasons Grey Matters podcast with Tracey Silvester and Ben Davis launched in March with four podcasts and now a further five episodes have been added, giving listeners access to real, informative and entertaining aged care information.
The new episodes not only talk about aged care but ask us to have a think about the greater issue of ageing and how we’d like to grow old.
Many of us may have a belief that we want to grow old at home but what we may not have thought of is how we’re going to achieve this goal. The episode How to grow old at home, not in one takes a look at options as you age and how to work out an ageing plan to help you live the way you want to, with the support you’re comfortable with.
These care options can be limited by how our society views ageing and older people. So, in Changing attitudes to ageing Tracey and Ben discuss our attitudes to ageing as a society and what this means for aged services into the future.
With more and more people opting to age at home, the home care package system is becoming more popular. Getting assessed for a home care package is the first step, but what happens next? In Home care packages explained, Tracey shares her expertise in the home care sector and gives advice on what to look for in a home care provider, what home care will cost and what levels of service should you expect from your package.
Also on the rise is the number of family carers, so in Coping as a carer Tracey and Ben talk about how to be a great carer without falling apart yourself. Learn about practical steps you can take and what you need to consider if your loved one has dementia.
The last episode, Is the aged care system really in crisis? takes a broad look at the aged care industry under the spotlight of recent controversies around care quality. We learn about the real issues for aged care in Australia and find out what questions you should be asking to make sure your loved one receives quality care.
To listen to all the podcasts, visit our podcast page.