Aged care services support older people in many different ways. Older people or their carers can apply for government-subsidised services such as ‘home support’ or ‘home care packages’.

Types of aged care

The two main choices for older people are to:

  • stay in their home and use care and services to remain independent
  • move into an aged care home, where food, accommodation and care (including nursing services if required) are provided.

It can be stressful for everybody involved working out what to do. Counselling might help.

You can get a free assessment to work out how much help and what types of care and services you need. You will also find out what help and support you are eligible for.

For more information visit My Aged Care or call 1800 200 422.

Support services for older people

Services and support for older people in their homes include: