There are many Government-funded aged care services that can help Australians maintain a good quality of life as they get older.
These aged care services include:
In-home aged care provides support to help you stay independent for as long as possible. It can help with things like personal care, transport, food, shopping, housework, physio, social activities, and modifications to your home.
Residential care in aged care (nursing) homes is for older people who:
Residential care can be short-term (respite care) or permanent.
Short-term care can help you to improve your wellbeing and independence or get back on your feet after a hospital stay. It can also give you or your carer a break.
You can receive short-term services in your home, an aged care home or in the community.
The Australian Government subsidises: