While politicians and Government try to improve services being delivered to ageing and disabled Australians, it is family, carers and community volunteers who bear the brunt of many personal care requirements for the vulnerable, says Michael Perkins. In this new article, Michael looks at how this can impact the will and preference of the person under care…
Michael Perkins attended The Aged and Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA) National Conference in Adelaide on the 13-15 October.
This conference is the largest age services event in Australia and the theme this year was ‘It’s up to us’.
Here are Michael’s top takeaways from the event.
Insight and Appraisal in Cognitive Decline: What Guardianship Tribunal Members and Applicants should know
In this article, Dr Jane Lonie looks into the concept of insight, what this means in a medical context and what can give rise to its loss. She also explores the impact of loss of insight how this can impact guardianship tribunal matters, discussing a recent case study…
Michael Perkins and Dr Jane Lonie presented at the recent National Dementia Conference on the topic of lessons learned in establishing the Capacity and Capability Clinic.
In this article, Michael reflects on some of the key insights he took away from this important event…
Earlier this year we were proud to sponsor an event entitled ‘Collaborate and Grow 2022’. Before the event, a full house of attendees was invited to complete a survey about collaboration, the current status in their organisation and looking ahead to the future.
Here’s what we learned.
A trust is simply a rule book for the management of property by one person (the trustee) on behalf of another.
But how useful are trusts for wealth conservation or asset protection?
This largely depends not only on the terms of the trust (the rule book) but also on how it is operated.
Michael Perkins explains…