Planning ahead and making a strategy is the most effective way to have a say in matters that impact you. This will also assist your family and friends if they need to make decisions on your behalf in the future.
There are also a range of benefits that you, your family and carer may be entitled to.
This information is for general advice only. Please discuss your situation with a financial advisor or accountant.
You may be eligible for government payments and services to assist you with everyday living.
A website providing Australians with information on receiving income support, pensions and other payments from Centrelink. When you initially contact Centrelink regarding payments, they will assess your eligibility for payments or other forms of help. You can contact Centrelink by phone or visit in-person at your local Centrelink office. Operates Monday to Friday, 8am–5pm.
A website with information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which is a financial assistance service for people under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability.
The website where you can find and access aged care government-funded services.
A website connecting you to information about finances for carers.
You could be eligible for a variety of concession cards that may assist financially.
An online search tool to help you to find government support and programs for which you might be eligible. Common cards include the Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card, Commonwealth Health Care Card, Commonwealth Seniors Health Care, Queensland Seniors Card and Companion Card.
A website with information on the healthcare cards that are accessible to veterans and their families. You may be eligible for free or reduced-cost health care and support, as well as discounts on medications, transportation, water bills and power bills.
A website connecting you to the Senior Shopper free phone-shopping service, which assists Seniors Card holders in obtaining the best prices on a variety of goods and services.
There are a range subsidised schemes you may be able to access for medical aids and discounts on utility bills and home services.
A website where you can apply for a yearly non-taxable payment to cover some of the cost of products that help you manage incontinence.
A website where you can apply for a yearly payment to help with energy costs to run medical equipment or medically required heating or cooling.
A scheme that provides subsidised medical aids for eligible Queenslanders who have a permanent and stabilised condition or disability. This scheme can help you continue living at home. It requires a health professional to make the application on your behalf.
A service that delivers critical home maintenance to seniors aged 60 and over, as well as those with disabilities of any age. The service can help eligible people stay in their homes, rather than moving to a care facility, by subsidising labour costs or modifications related to health, safety, or security.
A website providing information to home care providers about the supplement that helps the cost of caring for people who have moderate to severe cognitive impairment. Find out about eligibility, how to apply and what to do if circumstances change.
Here are some resources to help you if you need financial advice or assistance with your finances.
A document providing information about accessing superannuation if you're living with dementia.
Online tips to help you plan ahead to protect you and your money.
A free, confidential and independent financial advice service you can contact if you're in financial distress, to help manage your finances and any debt you may have.
People living with dementia may wish to continue working to maintain their usual routine. You may need some adjustments and specific supports in your workplace. Here are some information, resources and programs to help you in the workplace.
A website discussing living with younger onset dementia for those who wish to keep working.
A website providing information on services for jobseekers with disability who need assistance to find a job and support in the workplace.
An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document you prepare so family members and/or friends (you can nominate more than one) can make personal and/or financial decisions on your behalf.
A document you can read if you'd like a simple overview about Enduring Power of Attorney.
A simple fact sheet answering common questions about the Enduring Power of Attorney.
Comprehensive guides and forms for completing the Enduring Power of Attorney. It steps you through the questions and provides useful information, practical examples and tips.
A page on our site connecting you to more information about legal matters and future planning. Planning for the future is an important step for you and your family after a diagnosis.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land, waterways and culture. We pay our respect to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past, present and future generations.
We would like to express our gratitude to all the healthy ageing advocates, including people living with dementia, older people, families, carers and health professionals, who contributed to the development of this portal. Thank you for sharing your stories and transferring your knowledge to make this portal purposeful and meaningful to support people in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.