aged care conversations

Real people,
real talk

Moving a loved one into residential aged care can sometimes feel like an emotional rollercoaster. Sometimes hearing from others who have been through it can help.

That’s why we created Cuppa Q&A’s. A series of short videos (below) where we meet families of our residents who share their experiences and emotions moving their loved ones into care.

Cuppa Q&A’s is hosted by Megan and Jason van Genderen from Oma's Applesauce who cared for their beloved Oma before choosing an Opal HealthCare Care Community.

Everyone's experience is different, but their concerns and fears are often alike. We hope by sharing these conversations, you find some comfort and clarity as you make decisions about aged care.

Remember you’re not alone. We’re here to help.

New episodes are released each fortnight. Listen to the full conversation on our podcast.

If you have more questions, our team can help walk you through the steps into aged care and discuss your loved one’s needs.

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Watch Cuppa Q&As - New video released every two weeks


The Complex Parent

Are you supporting a loved one who is complex in nature? If so, you may be wondering how they would cope living with other people. In fact, you may be wondering whether residential care would work for them at all. Our first guest, Jan, grappled with ...


Letting Go of Guilt

Carer's guilt- it's all too common. The decision to move your loved one into residential aged care is full of conflicting emotions. As a caregiver, you may have feelings of guilt and perhaps you’re thinking you haven’t done enough. To add insult to i...

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Having the Talk

‘Having the talk’ can be difficult. The move into residential aged care is a big transition, full of emotions and uncertainties. So how do you approach the subject of permanent care with your loved one? And as you have the conversation, how can you e...

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A Partner's Perspective

We've spoken about moving parents into residential aged care, but what happens when it’s your partner? The thought of separation can be difficult and you’ll likely be concerned about how your partner will cope without you. Fortunately, support is ava...

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The Role Reversal

Being a caregiver is a full time job. It can be particularly complex when you’re caring for an ageing parent. Now you’re making their decisions, you’re telling them what and when they need to do things, and suddenly the roles have reversed and you’re...

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The Curve Ball

What happens when your loved one’s health declines suddenly? When David’s mum lost her ability to walk overnight, he unexpectedly had to begin the process of looking for residential aged care. Like many other families, he had no idea where to start. ...

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Accepting Help

You don’t need to do this alone.  Many families believe the responsibility of their loved one’s care is theirs and theirs alone. For Jason, the idea of moving his mum, Oma, into residential aged care meant he had failed her. But as Oma’s dementia pr...

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How to make a Persian Love Cake

As featured in our Cuppa Q&A's series, Megan and Evie show us how to make a delicious Persian Love Cake.

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