Aged care services

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Bernard: We have a carer come in on a Wednesday, she does all the cleaning and if we want any shopping done she’ll do the shopping, or if there’s any ironing to be done, she’ll do the ironing.

Lloyd: A lady comes every day to put these compression stockings on.

Tess: I went onto the aged care website and I was pleasantly surprised to see the amount of facilities that are available and now that I know that there’s transport available, I would like to know everything that they have.

Mary: The care package is assessed on your income. They assess you by levels of your need. It’s such a good system. Anything you want to know about what’s going on or what is available to you is on the My Aged Care website.

Bernard: I’ve looked at the Aged Care Plan and I’m on Level Two.

Tess: I don’t know about other services for other people, but certainly mine is subsidised and I pay a rate according to what I can afford and that’s wonderful.

Gordon: Consumer Directed Care, seems to me, to be an ideal system. They give you a notional amount and you pay a certain amount and everything is reasonable.

Val: We’ve met new people; we’ve learnt about more facilities and enjoy it very much.

Myra: You have everything done for you, you know, you just go up to the table and you have all your meals served, you walk away and don’t have to wash up.

We do exercises every morning at ten, so I go to that, or I just go outside and go for a walk. The animals are all out there, we go out and talk to them or feed them.

Diana: If we didn’t have the support, I think, our lives would have been so restricted. It changed our lives.

Bernard: There’s not a lot more I can say on that, it’s just that it’s a great, it’s a great thing, great package, I love it.

Last reviewed: 4 December, 2016.