We know how challenging it can be when a loved one requires round-the-clock care. It’s often
daunting to navigate the world of aged care for the first time, so we’ve compiled a list of helpful
websites and resources to guide you.
My Aged Care is the main entry point to the aged care system in Australia. This site provides
information for older people, their families, and carers on aging and aged care, how to have their needs assessed and support to find and access services.
Need Aged Care Services?: https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/home-start-here
Age Care assessments: https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/eligibility-and-assessment/acat-assessments
The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is one of the changes made by the
Australian Government’s aged care initiatives to help older people stay independent and in their
homes and communities for longer. The CHSP provides entry-level home support for frail older
people who need assistance to keep living independently.
Information on health and wellbeing, benefits, payments and services
Australia’s health system is world class, supporting universal and affordable access to high quality medical, pharmaceutical and hospital services, while helping people to stay healthy through health promotion and disease prevention activities.
The Carer Gateway provides information on carer services to give you support and skills.
Dementia Australia represents 447,115 Australians living with dementia and the almost 1.5 million
Australians involved in their care.
Dementia Friends brochure: https://www.dementiafriendly.org.au/resources/dementia-friends-brochure