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.
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.
Find information and resources here on residential care services that provide accommodation and support for people who can no longer live at home.
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.
Assessment for respite
Trusted information about assessment for respite care for people with dementia and their carers.
Dementia care options
Trusted information on caring for someone with dementia, including care options and support services
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.
Links to trusted information about nursing homes.
Planning access to respite services
Trusted information about planning access to respite services, including dealing with respite care staff and taking regular breaks.
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.