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Aged Care

MY AGED CARE

My Aged Care is a government organisation providing information for those who need help with aged care needs. Find out more information on the aged care services they can help with.

If you're looking at moving into an aged care home you may first need an assessment by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)

Phone: 1800 200 422 (Mon-Fri: 8am - 8pm, Sat: 10am - 2pm)
Website: www.myagedcare.gov.au


Financial

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES – CENTRELINK – FINANCIAL INFORMATION SERVICES
The Financial Information Service at Centrelink is a free confidential service providing education and information on financial issues such as aged pensions, planning your retirement, and support services.
www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/financial-information-service

RESIDENTIAL CARE FEE ESTIMATOR
Use these online fee estimators to work out what eligible Australian Government subsidies can be applied to your aged car services.
www.myagedcare.gov.au/estimate-fees-for-aged-care-services


Information & Support

AUSTRALIAN AGED CARE QUALITY AGENCY
The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency speak to thousands of aged care facility residents each year to ensure they're getting the quality of care they deserve.
www.aacqa.gov.au

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
A social policy agency, the Department of Social Services aims to improve teh lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia.
www.dss.gov.au

DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS
The Department of Veteran Affairs provides support and advice for veterans, their dependants, war widows, members of the AFP and many more.
www.dva.gov.au

ENDURING POWER OF ATTORNEY
Find out about enduring power of attorneys, what it means for you and how to obtain one.
www.qld.gov.au/law/legal-mediation-and-justice-of-the-peace/power-of-attorney-and-making-decisions-for-others/power-of-attorney/

PUBLIC GUARDIAN (Formerly Adult Guardian)
The Public Guardian is a government agency set up to protect the rights of vulnerable Queenslanders.
www.publicguardian.qld.gov.au

ADA Australia - AGED AND DISABILITY ADVOCACY
ADA is a non-profit, independent, community based advocacy service that supports and improves the wellbeing of older people and those with disabilities in Australia.
www.adaaustralia.com.au

QUEENSLAND CIVIL AND ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL
An independent tribunal, QCAT resolves disputes, makes and reviews decisions about a wide rance of issues, ensuring your right to a fair and impartial hearing.
www.qcat.qld.gov.au

THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE
The Public Trustee is a government service providing Enduring Powers of Attorney, free wills, investment, executor and financial administration services to Queenslanders.
www.pt.qld.gov.au

SENIORS IN THE CITY OF GOLD COAST
Support seniors to lead active lives and to participate in community life. Get the information of Services, events and facilities for seniors in the City of Gold Coast.
www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au