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Category COVID-19
Date published
February 2021

COVID-19: what do I do if I need a vaccine?

If you’re an older person receiving aged care services, or care for someone receiving services, there is information available to you about the COVID-19 vaccine program for aged care. This includes older people who receive residential, in-home and community aged care.

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Category COVID-19
Date published
December 2020

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

If you receive, work or care for someone in aged care and need grief or trauma support due to COVID-19, there is government help available. Support includes counselling, information on self-care, resources, and advocacy services. There are also specific services for carers and people living with dementia.

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Category COVID-19
Date published
November 2020

National Coronavirus Helpline

If you need information about COVID-19, you can call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. The helpline is free and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Category General announcements
Date published
September 2020

Webinar: A veteran's guide to better hearing

If you are a veteran who experiences hearing loss and tinnitus, there is help available to you.

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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 Aged care reforms
Date published
August 2020

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

The Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was delivered on 26 February 2021 and tabled in parliament on 1 March 2021. The Report included 148 recommendations for the fundamental reform of the aged care system.

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Category COVID-19
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. This COVID-19 page lists a range of important resources to assist you.

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Category Case studies
Date published

What started as volunteering has become friendship

To celebrate International Day of Volunteers we are sharing another story from the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS) (formally known as the Community Visitors Scheme).

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Category General announcements
Date published

Spotlight: Am I eligible?

My Aged Care’s Eligibility checker can help you quickly find out if you meet the requirements to have an aged care assessment. You will be asked a few short questions to help My Aged Care better understand your situation. This will only take a few minutes to complete.  

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published

Face-to-face support for aged care services

A new My Aged Care face-to-face service is now available to help older Australians access government-funded aged care services.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published

Webinar: Support at Home and regulation update

You’re invited to a free webinar to learn more about the Support at Home Program and a new regulatory framework for aged care.

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Category General announcements
Date published

Explore the OPAN self-advocacy toolkit

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) has released a free self-advocacy toolkit.  If you are looking into aged care services, the toolkit can give you the skills, information, and resources you need.

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Category General announcements
Date published

Spotlight: My Aged Care’s Help explorer

If you're unsure about what aged care services are available, it can help to read about people in similar situations and how they received help.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published

Have your say on aged care reform in Australia

We invite everyone to continue to have their say about the aged care reforms. There are plenty of opportunities for you to stay informed and have your say through surveys, webinars, online workshops, consultation papers and face-to-face events.

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Category Case studies
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See how the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme creates lifelong friendships

Hans met Rahman through the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme. Their 17-year friendship is one of the longest he’s had. The ACVVS links volunteers with older people experiencing social isolation.

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Category General announcements
Date published

Program in focus: ACVVS

If you are feeling lonely, isolated or need help building new social connections, you can access support through the Aged Care Volunteer Visitor’s Scheme (ACVVS). The ACVVS is a free program that can help you connect to a volunteer support network in your community.

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Category General announcements
Date published

How you appoint a support person has changed

If you're planning for, or receiving, aged care services it can help to appoint a person to support you. You can now appoint an individual or an advocacy organisation to support you through the aged care process.

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