Alzheimers Australia is a consumer organisation that provides information, support advocacy and education to people with dementia, family members and carers, as well as health professionals and the wider community.
Meals on Wheels Association
The Australian Meals on Wheels Association promotes the concept of 'care in the community' and encourages and supports the involvement of volunteers in the provision of the Meals on Wheels service. Meeting the needs of the frail, aged, younger people with disabilities and their carers.
Aged Care Home Accreditation
The Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Pty Ltd monitors national standards in residential aged care. These standards are set to protect residents and enhance their quality of life.
Mental Health Council of Australia
The Mental Health Council of Australia is the independent, national representative network of organisations and individuals committed to achieving quality mental health for everyone.
Mental Health Council or Tasmania
The peak body representing the non-government mental health sector in Tasmania at a state and national level.
Provides the most up to date information on asbestos related disease. They have patient advocates that work one on one with patients and their families providing them resources such as: doctors, treatment centers, support groups, informational packets, and much more.
Palliative Care Australia
National peak body for Palliative Care services, providers and consumers.
The National Relay Service
The National Relay Service connects people who are deaf, or have a hearing impairment with everyone.
The Australian Governments source of information for Australians over 50. My Aged Care provides you with access to Government and non-Government information and services for older Australians.
Department of Health and Ageing
On this website you can find information on the Department's policies, programs and services.
Commonwealth Home Support Program
The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is one of the changes being made by the Australian Government to the aged care system to help older people stay independent and in their homes and communities for longer. The CHSP is one consolidated programme providing entry-level home support for older people who need assistance to keep living independently.
A team of continence nurse advisors provide confidential advice about bladder and bowel control problems, plus local referrals, free brochures and product information.
The Department of Veteran's Affairs and their services in aged care.
Health Departments by State
NSW - www.health.nsw.gov.au
VIC - www.dhs.vic.gov.au
QLD - www.health.qld.gov.au
SA - www.health.sa.gov.au
WA - www.health.wa.gov.au
TAS - www.dhhs.tas.gov.au
ACT - www.health.act.gov.au
This not for profit organisation is dedicated to providing educational services to raise awareness about the serious and common eye disease glaucoma and support glaucoma sufferers. Offering a number of services which are FREE like telephone counselling on the toll free number 1800 500 880 and Guest Speaking Programs for the public and service providers working in the health and aged care sector.
Steps to Entry into Residential Aged Care
The Department of Social Services published this document which assists people in understanding the process of moving into a residential aged care home.
For more information contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.
Aged Care Assessment
To find out if you are eligible for Australian Government support for residential aged care or home care services, you MUST be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT).
To find your local Aged Care Assessment Team contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.
Applying for Aged Care
All aged care homes have their own application processes and may ask you to fill in a number of forms. It is best if you speak directly with the aged care homes you are interested in to find out exactly what they need you to do.
Begin your search for residential aged care by clicking on your nearest capital city below:
Moving into an Aged Care Home
No matter which aged care home you choose to live in, your rights and responsibilities are outlined in the Charter of Residents Rights and Responsibilities.
Residential Respite Care
Respite care provides short term care when you need it. Respite care can be offered in your home, a respite care centre or aged care home. For more information on the different kinds of respite care available, telephone your local Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre on 1800 052 222 . Your local centre will help you find a respite centre near you.
Eden in Oz is an association that embraces culture change in the aged care sector. It provides nationally accredited training that challenges traditional aged care thinking and explores models of care and strategies that focus on creating human habitats - environments that help people grow.
Retirement Living Online - Retirement Living Online provides a comprehensive online directory for retirement villages and communities Australia-wide.
Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)
First Floor, Andrew Arcade
Kingston ACT 2604
PO Box 7
Leading Age Services Australia - QLD
6 Pavilions Close
Jindalee QLD 4074
Leading Age Services Australia - VIC
Level 11, 600 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004