Take control – planning and management of home care

3:00 pm

Aged Care does not have to mean residential care. You might prefer to continue to live at home, as independently as possible, surrounded by friends and family. The Home Care Package Program is about providing support early in the ageing journey, support that can keep you living the life you want for longer. In this session learn about:

Including care planning in your investment strategy
How to evaluate what is important to you
Home care packages and fees
How self-direction can make the package go further
When and how to get advice.  


Louise Biti – Aged Care Steps
Meredith Coote - Mable

Guest Presenters

  • Louise Biti

    MTax, BEc, BA(AS), Dip FP, CFP, SSA, CTA
    Louise 2019 photo

    Louise is a co-founder and Director of Aged Care Steps. She is one of the pre-eminent experts in aged care, with over 20 years’ experience in aged care advice.

    Louise is often quoted in media and is a regular speaker at conferences. She is also the author of Don’t Panic: age the way you want where you want.

    Her experience is matched with strong educational qualifications with professional designations of a SMSF Specialist AdviserTM, a Certified Financial Planner™, a Chartered Tax Adviser and a registered tax (financial) adviser.

  • Meredith Coote

    General Manager of Government, Sector and Policy at Mable
    Meredith Coote

    She has had over 35 years’ experience in the sector, working with people who may become

    vulnerable due to circumstances of ill health, disability, ageing or mental health. Meredith is a

    human-rights professional and has qualifications in psychology, family and systems therapy,

    education and management. She has 30 years’ experience in senior NSW Government roles; the NSW NDIS roll-out, Office of the Public Guardian, Trustee and Guardian and in developing the practice of supported decision making. Meredith is also a thought leader in the areas of consumer-directed care and self-management, leading and influencing the capacity building required for individuals, families and providers to exercise their rights, freedoms and to have individuals’ voices heard.

    Meredith is passionate about developing the understanding of self-management in-home care, enabling older people to live at home as long and as independently as possible, building a local support team who meet the needs and interests of people through mutual relationships of choice. This will enable people who are ageing to live their best lives and to engage with supports that can strengthen and build wellbeing, independence and connection.