I Just Want to Go Home!

I Just Want to Go Home!

Very few people want to stay in a hospital or an aged care facility. However, we often hear of hospitals complaining about ‘bed blockers’ – they’re usually referring to older patients for which the hospital says they can do no more but the patient won’t, or can’t,...
I Care – therefore I am entitled aren’t I?

I Care – therefore I am entitled aren’t I?

What is the price for martyrdom in a family? This is becoming an increasingly common question being asked by the ‘martyr’ children in families. As aged care becomes more expensive, families are internalising the caring arrangements for their ageing parents and keeping...
Wills for Losers!

Wills for Losers!

You’re right (the customer always is) – why would you want to spend good money on doing a document that only benefits other people, not you – such as a Will. I mean, look what you’ve already given in hand outs to your family and now, on your celestial transfer, you’re...
Size Can be a Problem Part 2

Size Can be a Problem Part 2

In my previous article about the effect of size on families, I discussed the will making issues that can arise in large families. This article addresses the issues in making an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) – the document where you appoint people to make decisions...
Size Can Be A Problem

Size Can Be A Problem

Before the introduction of television as a form of contraception, there were few effective electronic conjugal distractions for many of us at night. As a consequence, the current older generation tended to produce a large number of children. In their later lives, that...