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Comprehensive aged care
information for all Australians

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IMPORTANT ORGANISATIONS/ WEB LINKS:

Aged Care Act – the provision of care for the aged is governed by the “Aged Care Act, 1997”. https://www.legislation.gov.au

My Aged Care – is the entry point to the aged care system, providing information on ageing and aged care. It is an important reference to arrange assessments and the starting point to find/ access services in aged care. https://www.myagedcare.gov.au

The Australian Department of Human Services – provides information for the ageing relating to concessions & benefits. Ageing Australians who wish to receive a government supported service such as a home care package, must have their income and assets assessed by Centrelink prior to entering into an agreement. https://www.humanservices.gov.au

Carer Gateway – developed for carers, it is a national online and phone service. The Carer Gateway helps carers access information and advice and connects them with support services in their community. https://www.carergateway.gov.au

Money Smart – designed to help older Australians , their families and friends with their money decisions. https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/life-events-and-you/over-55s/supporting-older-Australians

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) – provides support and services to former and serving members and their families via a range of benefits. https://www.dva.gov.au

OPAN – is the Older Persons Advocacy Network. It supports older persons to understand and exercise their aged care rights. https://www.opan.com.au