How can I keepp living at home?
The good news is it’s now easier than ever to keep living at home, thanks to a government-provided home care package. For a basic fee, you can choose from a range of services to help support you in your own home, based on your individual needs. These include: Housework and domestic chores Home maintenance Meal delivery Transport Nursing and personal care Health support services. whether it’s the right option for you, you need to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of a multigenerational household.
Pros: If you’re feeling lonely in your empty nest, then living with family will provide you with companionship and activity. It will probably also take the strain out of your finances by allowing you to sell up or rent out your own home. Plus, you have the added security of knowing help is at hand should you need it.
Cons: Once you’re used to living alone, giving up your privacy in a busy household may not be easy. It’s also worth considering whether your son or daughter’s family
Mark Plaskitt is Senior Financial Fina Adviser at MLC Advice Pennant Hills and an Authorised Representative GWM Adviser Services Limited and a member of the National Australia group of companies.