Aged payments and services
The Aged Care Australia website is the Australian Government's premier website about aged care. It provides access to government and non-government information and services and will help people make informed decisions about aged care options for themselves and their family members. It hosts a number of features including an Aged Care Home Finder, a Community Care Service Finder and the My Page feature which allows consumers to store material they have selected from the site. .
The Aged Care Complaints Investigation Scheme is available to anyone who has a complaint or concern about an Australian Government-subsidised aged care service (residential or community care).
The Aged Care Complaints Scheme provides a free service for people to raise their concerns about the quality of care or services being delivered to people receiving residential or community aged care services that are subsidised by the Australian Government.
This site includes news and helpful information including how to raise a concern.
The Aged Care Home Finder helps you to look for Australian government-funded aged care homes that meet your particular needs.
HealthInsite topic page linking to information on aged care services, including home and community care, hostels, nursing homes, retirement villages and respite care, licensing and accreditation.
Healthinsite provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.
The Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Ltd is the independent body responsible for managing the accreditation and ongoing supervision of Commonwealth-funded aged care homes.
This section of the Department of Health and Ageing site contains a comprehensive range of topics relevant to Ageing for Consumers. These topics include information on Help to Stay at Home, Residential Care, Caring for Someone, Support for People with Special Needs and related Publications.
Anniversary messages (anniversary and birthday greetings from the Prime Minister, Governor-General and the Queen)
Australians celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen. This page provides a table showing who is eligible and details for arranging the message.
The final report - Caring for older Australians - was released by the Productivity Commission on 8 August 2011. In undertaking the inquiry, the Commission was asked to develop detailed options to redesign and reform Australia’s aged care system and to recommend a transition path to a new system. Includes links to submissions and public hearings.
Do you need to know about which community, residential aged care, disability and other support services are available in your area? Search this directory for an extensive list of service providers - including the range of services they offer and their contact details.
The community care service finder can help you find services that can help you remain independent in your home.
iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android - Offers seniors a simple way to do their Centrelink business on the go using their mobile device. Connecting with Centrelink just got easier.
This section of the Department of Health and Ageing website contains information on community care. It includes information on community care services, home and community care and support for carers.
The Home and Community Care (HACC) Program provides community care services to frail aged and younger people with disabilities, and their carers.
Older Australians make a significant contribution to their families and the community. There are many services available to support older Australians, including retirement and employment advice, information on help with medical and pharmaceutical costs, financial support and caring for others.
A Pensioner Concession Card gives cardholders access to Australian Government health concessions and helps with the cost of living by reducing the cost of certain goods and services.
This section of the Department of Health and Ageing website contains information on residential care. It links to information for health professionals, about the provision of residential care, including care manuals and guides, lists of services, accreditation and financial information.
Seniors.gov.au is the Australian Government's premier source of information for Australians over 50. Seniors.gov.au provides older Australians with information on health, lifestyle, care, finance, work and their legal rights and entitlements. Seniors.gov.au also provides a range of community features including a meeting place, q and a forum, events calendar and a 'living history'.