On June 1st 2017, the Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health launched a new aged care campaign to raise awareness of My Aged Care and home care services among older people and their families.
The aim behind the campaign is to promote the Australian Government’s My Aged Care website and a national 1800 phone line and give people information to;
- Encourage them to talk about aged care and plan ahead before a crisis event occurs
- Visit the My Aged Care website or contact the phone line when they need services.
The My Aged Care website features information on Home Care Packages and how the Australian Government provides a subsidy to an approved home care provider towards a package of care, services and case management to help people to live independently in their own home for as long as possible.
The new campaign provides examples of aged care support that people, depending on their care needs, may be eligible to receive, including: personal care, home maintenance, home modifications, help with household jobs like cleaning, assistance with transport and nursing.
As well as the Government website, there are also independent information resources for those seeking more information about aged care services, such as the printed DPS Guide to Aged Care and the linked AgedCareGuide.com.au website. Many of these also give a comprehensive overview of all care options and care providers available, and offer more general helpful information on topics such as finance, health and more specialised care and where to find help.