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Category Featured
Date published August 2020

Information for older Australians on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Older people are at greater risk of more serious illness if they get COVID-19. If you – or someone you care for – need help, there is support available. The COVID-19 page on this website lists a range of important resources to guide you through this difficult time.

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Category Royal Commission
Date published August 2020

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was established on 8 October 2018. It is looking into the quality and safety of Australian Government-subsidised aged care.

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Category COVID-19
Date published December 2020

Grief and trauma support for older Australians impacted by COVID-19

The Australian Government is funding a range of organisations to provide grief and trauma support to people affected by COVID-19 across the aged care sector.

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Category COVID-19
Date published December 2020

Webinar: Aged care visits during COVID-normal

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network is holding a webinar on Wednesday, 2 December 2020 to provide information about the revised COVID-19 guidelines for visiting people living in aged care.

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Category General announcements
Date published November 2020

Free sign language interpreting service

From November 2020, older Australians who don’t have access to interpreting services through aged care programs, or the NDIS, can access services through Auslan Connections. 

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Category COVID-19
Date published November 2020

Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line

A free COVID-19 Support Line is available to provide information and support to older people across Australia, as well as their families and carers.

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Category General announcements
Date published September 2020

Free webinar for veterans experiencing hearing loss and tinnitus

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) are hosting a free online webinar supporting veterans who experience hearing loss and tinnitus on 23 September.

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Category General announcements
Date published September 2020

New dementia support pilot launched

A new online tool, My Dementia Companion, is available to support family, friends and carers of people living with dementia. Initially, this is running as a six-week pilot.

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Category Latest website features
Date published August 2020

New features on My Aged Care website - June-August 2020

A number of updates were made on the My Aged Care website between June and August 2020 – including improvements to Find a provider, information around quality and compliance, an income and means assessment tool, and more.

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