There are important updates about COVID-19 (coronavirus) for aged care facilities and residential care facilities.
Assistance to live in your own home
Depending on your needs, the Australian Government provides financial assistance to older people to help them to continue to live independently in their own home.
The first step to access government-funded aged care services is to call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to discuss your needs and to arrange an assessment.
Aged care homes
Aged care homes (also known as a nursing home or residential aged care facility) may be suitable for people who can no longer manage living at home and require help with everyday tasks, personal care or nursing care.
Advice on moving into a retirement village, rights and responsibilities of retirement village residents and operators, leaving a retirement village and calculating the costs of retirement village living.