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What are the financial options for seniors.

Aside from reverse mortgages, Seniors First can also provide you and your family with much needed seniors financial advice.

If you are retired or approaching retirement, you may think that along with the end of full-time work all the big financial decisions are behind you.

However, nothing could be further from the truth. Some of the biggest financial challenges a person is ever likely to face now occur in the final 30 to 40 years of life:

  • Planning finances for a comfortable retirement
  • How to pay out your mortgage before you retire
  • Reduced income in transition to retirement
  • Managing your superannuation effectively
  • Estate planning
  • Entry to aged care and funding aged care costs

In many of these circumstances, there is a strong need for good financial advice. To assist our customers, Seniors First can refer you to financial advisers upon request.

Aged Care Financial Advice

Perhaps the financial challenge that looms largest for seniors is aged care.

With the implementation of the Living Longer, Living Better reform on July 1, 2014, aged care facilities must enforce tighter means testing on aged care and accommodation costs.

The importance of getting good information and considering all the options weighs more heavily than ever before. You and your family simply cannot afford to make uninformed decisions.

Effective financial planning for aged care includes practical and helpful advice on how you can pay aged care entry fees and accommodation fees such as:

  • Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
  • Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP),
  • Means-tested care fee

An experienced aged care financial planner may assist you with advice and strategies that:

  • Improve your cash flow
  • Minimise aged care costs
  • Help fund your aged care fees

Seniors First work with a a small network of financial advisers around who specialise in aged care financial advice in NSW, QLD, VIC, WA and SA.

Control Your Financial Future with a Reverse Mortgage

By unlocking home equity, a reverse mortgage can help finance the cost of retirement and offer more options for pensioners, such as staying at home.

Many seniors wish to stay and receive aged care at home to spend their retirement with their loved ones.

So, the prospect of selling the home and moving into an aged care facility is typically the last resort for many. This is one of the top reasons why reverse mortgages are growing in popularity (albeit not enough to reach market standards).

How Seniors First Reverse Mortgage Can Help

Seniors First offer reverse mortgages that will allow people from age 60 to unlock the equity of their homes to fund their needs such as aged care, debt consolidation, home renovation, and many more.

If you want to learn about reverse mortgages in detail, you can download our guide, Reverse Mortgage Secrets.