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Aged care services

As you get older you may need extra help managing everyday activities. There are many different types of aged care services , as well as respite services for carers. You can find out if you are eligible via an assessment process which varies from state to state.

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My Aged Care – the first step to accessing aged care services

My Aged Care can help you find the information you need about aged care, including the different types of aged care services that are available in your area.

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Residential care

Find information and resources here on residential care services that provide accommodation and support for people who can no longer live at home.

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Dementia assessments

If you care for someone with dementia, your doctor can help arrange an assessment for that person or you can arrange one directly through My Aged Care.

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Assessment for respite

Trusted information about assessment for respite care for people with dementia and their carers.

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Dementia care options

Trusted information on caring for someone with dementia, including care options and support services

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How to prepare your home if you have a chronic disease or serious illness

Information about home modifications, medical equipment at home, telephone services, emergency call systems and sources of funding.

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Nursing homes

Links to trusted information about nursing homes.

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Planning access to respite services

Trusted information about planning access to respite services, including dealing with respite care staff and taking regular breaks.

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Help at home and working with breast cancer

There are a number of sources of practical support and help at home available for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Learn how to get help at home when diagnosed with breast cancer.

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