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Elderly Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander man

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person aged 50 years or older, there are government-funded aged care services available for you.

Aged care services

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program supports culturally appropriate aged care services for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people close to home and community. These services include residential and home care.

Care can be provided on a permanent or short-term basis and respite care on either an emergency or planned basis.

Services are located mainly in remote and very remote areas.

Information about the location and types of aged care services available for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is available by calling My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.

My Aged Care videos

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Animation
Animation describing the services available through My Aged Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

My Aged Care case study: Uncle Bob’s story
After coming down with a rare neurological disease, Uncle Bob gave My Aged Care a call.

My Aged Care case study: Aunty Shirley’s story
Through My Aged Care Aunty Shirley arranged for an Aboriginal aged care service to provide her with help at home.

My Aged Care case study compilation: Uncle Bob and Aunty Shirley
Hear real stories from people using My Aged Care.

Other resources

Arrernte

Pitjantjatjara

Torres Strait Creole (Yumplatok)

Warlpiri

Last reviewed: 30 January, 2019.