Palliative Care – The topic of conversation no one really wants to discuss.

Palliative Care – The topic of conversation no one really wants to discuss.

One of the more common queries I have been recently receiving from not only clients, but also Legal firms (on be half of their clients), is around the topic of Palliative Care – What is it? Who should I refer to and how is the best way to go about it in the most modest, graceful and compassionate way for all involved. Read more

Customer experience in the Aged Care Sector

Customer experience in the Aged Care Sector

The Experience in Australia: Where Are We Today?

To help understand where the industry is today in terms of customer experience, KPMG interviewed consumers and their families and explored the topic and made ‘mystery shopper’ style calls to retirement Living, Home Care and Residential Care providers around Australia.

What is the value of my advice?

What is the value of my advice?

As fellow professionals, I am sure we all at some stage stop and think to ourselves “are we giving advice that adds value”?

Well, I certainly believe I do, and a recent case that I dealt with has prompted me to write this blog post and share my experience.  Obviously the names, dates and places have been changed to protect the innocent, so here goes.

The gift of choice in retirement

The gift of choice in retirement

My conversations with clients on when they want to retire starts when they come and see me for advice – whether they are in their 30’s and haven’t even had a chance to think about it, or, in their early 50’s and not quite sure what their position looks like before they can consider if retirement is actually an option anytime soon.