If you are currently receiving aged care services, there may be times when you need to make some changes to them. Whatever your situation, you can manage your services so that they continue to work for you.
There are a few aspects of your aged care services that you can change depending on your situation and needs:
- when your services are delivered - for instance, if you’re going on holiday
- what services you receive - if your needs change while you’re receiving care
- your service provider - if you need to change providers for a particular reason.
How do I change my services?
If you need to make some changes to your service arrangements, select the type of help you currently receive for more information:
View your My Aged Care record
If you want to see what services you are currently receiving, you can view your aged care record online. Your record will show your care plan and current service arrangements.
Your next steps
Step 1 See what might help you
Take a look at the different types of care available.
Step 2 Apply for subsidised aged care
Call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to request an assessment.
Step 3 Find out what services you can get
After your face-to-face assessment, find out what services you are eligible for.
Step 4 Find a service provider
Use our Find a provider tool and checklists to find the best match for your needs.
You are here: Step 5 Get the most from your services
Find out how to make changes and what to do if things go wrong.
Step 6 Arrange your services
Understand and sign the service agreement(s) to start receiving services.
Need some help?
I have questions
If you need some help, the My Aged Care team can answer most of your questions over the phone.
Call 1800 200 422
An advocate for my rights
Advocacy services ensure that the rights of anyone receiving or seeking aged care services are supported. They also make it easier to make decisions about care.
Someone to talk on my behalf
A friend or a family member can speak on your behalf by becoming your representative.
Support for all
Information and support is available to help people of all backgrounds, languages and situations to access the help they need. This includes LGBTI, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, and more.
Watch how Tess dealt with her changing needs.
TESS: My name is Tess. I lived in Canberra for 57 years. Robert, he was a very active man, and then he became quite ill and needed special care, so these guys and girls came in to take care of him. After Robert passed away I was fit and able, and then when I wasn’t able, a person came to assess me, they knew that I needed care.
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 that I can maybe use. My services have changed as a result of being in hospital this year. I needed further services, as in personal care.
Once a week I have domestic assistance and that means they come in and they’ll clean the house for me. 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.
Having these girls coming in to my home has made it possible for me to live in my home. My husband and I built this house together so my plan is to stay here and look at his picture, and he is still here… still here in spirit, yes.