Phone: 1800 200 422 Website: www.myagedcare.gov.au/
If you need help to enable you to stay living at home in your community, there are services that may be able to provide support. My Aged Care provides information about disability, aged care and other support services for people who are 65 years or older and their carers. If you are no longer able to live in your own home, aged care homes can provide quality care and services in a safe environment. There are varying levels of services offered in aged care homes. Some provide continual nursing care, while others provide mainly accommodation and personal care, with occasional nursing care. Some homes specialise in looking after people with specific needs, such as people with dementia. Some homes also provide palliative care for people who have a life-limiting illness to maintain the best possible quality of life. The first step to accessing federal government-funded aged care services is to call My Aged Care.