Care & Living with Mercer (CaLM)

Care & Living with Mercer (CaLM) is a service to help you understand, navigate and plan ageing care and living needs for your loved one and yourself

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With Australians living longer than ever before, more families are being impacted by aged care needs. The current state of Australia’s aged care industry can be complex and challenging to navigate, and ageing care costs are one of the biggest draws on superannuation benefits – not only for those going into care, but also the next generation, who are the primary care givers.*

Care & Living with Mercer (CaLM) is a service to help you understand, navigate and plan ageing care and living needs for your loved one and yourself. It is made up of an interactive website, as well as ‘Care Concierge’ - a fee-paying option for those seeking personalised services.

By registering with CaLM, you will be taking a step towards helping you or your loved ones enjoy a higher quality of life with independence, dignity and security.

 

 

Tuesday 16 November 2021

3:00pm-4:00pm AEDT

Online session using Zoom

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Tuesday 23 November 2021

11:00am-12:00pm AEDT

Online session using Zoom

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** Watch now ‘Introduction to Care & Living with Mercer’ (video 1:30)
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Why offer Care & Living with Mercer? 

 As the population ages, there is a greater need to support older Australians so they can continue to live safely, comfortably and independently. 
 
Unfortunately, the current aged-care system can be complex and difficult to navigate. This can be tough for families, many of whom are providing care on top of other responsibilities. 
 
We recognise it’s a problem and want to help, which is why we’ve partnered with Mercer on this initiative. 

How does Care & Living with Mercer help me? 

The Care & Living with Mercer website and digital portal simplifies the process of finding care and living arrangements with its user-friendly web design.

Key features include personalised roadmaps to guide a DIY approach to ageing care, an information library about the different types of care and living arrangements, assistance in navigating different packages, providers, fees and fine print, and one complimentary roadmap review with each roadmap created.

For additional support, the fee-based ‘Care Concierge’ service involves access to an experienced healthcare professional who can help to assess, implement and monitor your care arrangements. 

Who can use Care & Living with Mercer? 

CSC members invited to participate in the trial can access and use the Care & Living with Mercer website from 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022 for free.

The exception to this is the personalised ‘Care Concierge’ services, which can be accessed for a fee. Those wishing to obtain services with the Care Concierge will need to enter into a separate agreement with a third party entity. Care Concierges are experienced health and ageing care professionals who can guide you through a range of ageing care decisions, from start to finish. Take a look at the Care Concierge brochure to learn more. 

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Still have questions? Keep reading.

Questions and Answers about Care and Living with Mercer

Does Mercer receive commissions for referrals to service providers? 

Mercer (Australia) Pty Ltd ABN 32 005 315 917 (Mercer) doesn’t receive commissions for referrals to any service provider, nor does it profit from any business or service providers mentioned on the website or suggested to you through Care Concierge. 

Who developed Care & Living with Mercer?

Mercer has developed this service after 10 years of research and collaboration with a range of industry experts. CSC is proud to partner with Mercer to trial this service for its members. Only a handful of organisations currently offer Care & Living with Mercer. 

This service is special because currently there is no other single reliable source of information to help Australians find solutions to their ageing needs. 

How do I get help? 

If you need help accessing the Care & Living with Mercer website, please email Philippa Boardman at CSC - philippa.boardman@csc.gov.au

If you need help navigating the Care & Living with Mercer website, or would like to speak with a Mercer Care Concierge, please call 1300 222 566. 

* Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety: https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/final-report-executive-summary

Important Notice 
CaLM website is owned and operated by Mercer (Australia) Pty Ltd ABN 32 005 315 917 (Mercer). CSC does not take any responsibility for the services provided, or guarantee the performance of CaLM or any third parties products or services offered by the CaLM website. All information, sources and services provided in CaLM are managed by Mercer (Australia) Pty Ltd and outside the control of CSC. 
You understand that the CaLM website provides high level information only and is based on the information that you provide to Mercer via the Care & Living roadmap builder. It is your responsibility to make your own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of any material, information or software sources from those external sites. Your use of CaLM is subject to the Terms of Use.
By providing access to CaLM website, this is not intended to constitute health, financial, investment or personal advice by CSC in relation to any product or service. All information you receive or available through CaLM website is for information purposes only and does not constitute personal advice and is not a substitute for seeking professional advice. Before acting on the information available on the CaLM website, you should evaluate your own individual needs, objectives and situation and what guidance is suitable for you, and if necessary seek independent health, investment or other professional advice.
CSC disclaim all and any guarantees, undertakings and warranties, expressed or implied, and shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever (including human or computer error, negligent or otherwise, by one or more of the authorities, or incidental or consequential loss or damage) arising out of or in connection with any use or reliance on the information, advice or services on the CaLM website.

 

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