Legal information

Help managing your affairs

If you are thinking about accessing aged care, you may want to think about who will manage your affairs as you age. You may choose to give someone you know and trust powers to make decisions for you.

Charter of Rights and Responsibilities

If you are receiving care in an aged care home, in your home or in short-term restorative care, you are protected by the Charter of Rights and Responsibilities as well as your care agreement.

Read more about the Charter of Rights and Responsibilities in:

Elder abuse concerns

Elder abuse can take many forms such as physical, psychological or emotional, financial or sexual abuse.

Police checks for aged care workers

All staff, including volunteers, working in aged care homes and Home Care Package services who have supervised or unsupervised access to care recipients must obtain a police check.

Last reviewed: 29 November, 2016.