When thinking about aged care, the particular needs of farmers can add further complications to an already complex subject. This article discusses a number of issues to be considered and recommends professional advice.
Arranging aged care can be stressful, but when it involves someone who is a farmer, unique circumstances apply. If your loved one is a farmer on his or her own land, would you know how best to help?
Farmers – often a husband and wife team – may continue working well past retirement age because farming isn’t just a business – it’s a life.
As a family business, the farm might be passed down to the next generation so when considering aged care, questions over whether to retain the assets or to sell them can be daunting and emotional. It’s possible that the options available will be limited by the cost and level of care required.
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