Everyone has a Story – Here’s Ours

All about Talcwood

Here at Talcwood we aim to make aged care easy to understand for you and your family members.

We understand that when having an aging parent or close relative you can often experience a moment when you realise that age has crept up on that family member. This may follow a hospital stay, an illness or the loss of a life partner.

This realisation can often lead to sadness, concern and anxiety. Questions and fears can arise around the cost of residential aged care, Centrelink and the ongoing associated costs.

We are here to assist in the planning of aged care following the decision or necessity of residential aged care following the conversation with your loved one, we will give them the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings.

You and the family can experience a sea of feelings and emotions during this initial period. Anger, resentment, worry, and guilt it is important to realise that this is not unusual.

We will assist you in working through the steps
ACAT Assessment

Determine your affordability

Centrelink entitlements

Finding a home

Completing the applications

Moving In

The Team

We are a professional team, locally based in the Sutherland Shire, who have been listening to these concerns and supporting families through the process for over 50 years.

Darryl Ellis

Darryl has 30 years experience in the financial industry, all of these as a financial planner. His understanding of Centrelink and the aged care fee landscape will allow you to take control of your financial future and provide you peace of mind. Darryl’s passion for people and his commitment to emotional support will make certain you obtain a direction and a path to follow.

Vicki Kortum

Vicki brings a warm caring point of view to her work in the aged care arena. Her empathy and understanding of the family’s position and the mixed emotions they are experiencing ensure they make informed decisions at this difficult time. Vicki has worked in the financial industry for 25 years, in client services, as a financial adviser and now her preferred role as an aged care consultant.