August 30, 2013

The Divorce you have when you didn’t realise you had a Divorce

By Brian Herd, Partner at Carne Reidy Herd Lawyers, our Lead Legal Professionals at Heather Hill Pathways. Since the 1990′s, in this country, there has been what I describe as a privatisation of incapacity – something similar to what happened to Telstra, Qantas, the Electricity industry and many other government […]
July 3, 2013

The Matter of Mum

By Margaret Arthur, Senior Associate at Carne Reidy Herd Lawyers, our Lead Legal Professionals at Heather Hill Pathways. Tall, dignified and with a warmth that drew people to her, Pauline was the beloved matriarch of her family.  After she suffered a stroke that put her into hospital and left her incapable of making her own decisions, […]
June 3, 2013

Conflict Coaching as a tool for client’s dealing with age related issues

By Tom Stodulka, Lead Mediation Professional, Heather Hill Pathways. There can be no doubt that the roles of professionals working in the aged care and elder law environments are expanding greatly.  This is not only because of the increasing numbers of families facing potential difficulties or conflict as the population […]
May 21, 2013

Art Therapy for Dementia Sufferers

By Claudia Gibson, Lead Counselling Professional, Heather Hill Pathways. In recent years a number of medical studies have looked closely at the benefits of involvement in creative activities, such as art and music therapy, for those suffering with dementia or other communication difficulties.  These studies have found a number of […]
April 23, 2013

Brian Herd named one of Australia’s best Retirement Village & Senior Living lawyers in Australia

Last Friday the Australian Financial Review published its list of Australia’s best lawyers as determined by a peer review assessment of other lawyers in Australia.  Heather Hill Pathways is proud to announce that our lead legal professional, Brian Herd, was adjudged as one of Australia’s best lawyers in the areas […]
January 29, 2013

Cost of Aged Care without Specialists Aged Care Advice

By Jeremy Gillman-Wells, Lead Financial Professional, Heather Hill Pathways. How can it cost me more if I don’t get financial advice?  Surely every facility charges a set amount to stay there per day, like a hotel?  Unfortunately, no, it’s nowhere near that simple.  Let’s take low care facilities, or hostels […]
December 12, 2012

Nursing Homes expect a flurry of ‘distress calls’ cover Christmas Period

Nursing homes can expect a flurry of “distress calls” over the Christmas period as many families try to come to terms with the increasing frailty and loss of independence of older family members.Heather Hill, Managing Director of Heather Hill Pathways, says, “When families get together at Christmas, often it’s the […]
December 10, 2012

Three Documents Everyone Over 50 Must Have!

by Brian Herd, Lead Legal Professional, Heather Hill Pathways.   When faced with complex life issues, many of us will respond by simply avoiding the problem preferring to leave our lives to luck, fate or the whims of other people to resolve it.  This avoidance or doing nothing response has […]
November 8, 2012

Exercise is better than any amount of crossword puzzles!

By Heather Hill, Managing Director and Lead Nursing Professional, Heather Hill Pathways.   Keeping in line with previous studies that have shown regular physical exercise can cut the risk of developing dementia by a third, a recent University of Edinburgh study has objectively shown that physical rather than mental exercise […]