Growing older can sometimes mean seeking help to manage day-to-day living activities.
There are many different types of aged care services available, and many are government-funded. Eligibility is based on an assessment process, called an ACAT (or ACAS in Victoria). Carers may also be eligible for respite services.
Go to the My Aged Care website or follow the links below to find trusted information about aged care services.
Are you a carer or helping someone out?
Carers are everyday people who provide unpaid and ongoing care and support to someone they know who has a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependancy, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail.
Support for carers
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Last reviewed: October 2016