Seamless Transitions: Aged Care Placement Services

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The following are useful resources that may assist you to care for your ageing relatives:

Australian Ageing Agenda

www.australianageingagenda.com.au  

Australian Ageing Agenda (AAA) is an independent and authoritative source of information regarding issues in the aged sector.  The bi-monthly magazine and news website contains updates on relevant operational, legal and financial issues, and is a tireless advocate for quality aged care.

My Aged Care

www.myagedcare.gov.au

The My Aged Care website has been established by the Australian Government to help you navigate the aged care system. My Aged Care is part of the Australian Government’s changes to the aged care system which have been designed to give people more choice, more control and easier access to a full range of aged care services.

Aged Care Report Card

www.agedcarereportcard.com.au

Promoting excellence in aged care through a validated rating system

Alzheimer’s Australia

www.fightdementia.org.au

 Alzheimer’s Australia advocates for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers, and provides support services, education and information.

Respite Victoria

www.respitevictoria.org.au

Respite and carer support services are provided throughout Victoria by a range of different organisations. It can be difficult to know where to start when you first consider accessing respite, need support as a carer or even when you move to a new area.

Respite Victoria links you to the 8 regional disability respite websites in Victoria. Each regional website links you to the Respite Service Search (local and statewide), and has specific local information, news and events.

Respite Victoria has been established as part of the Victorian Department of Human Service's initiatives to improve access to information about respite for carers and people with a disability in Victoria.

My Ageing Parent

https://myageingparent.com

A UK website developed aimed at helping you to help older people, whether it is your elderly parent, older friend or relative. Packed full of information, it is a proactive site, which helps you find the answers to all the questions you might have. 

Your Life Choices

https://www.yourlifechoices.com.au

Your Life Choices is all about simplifying retirement by helping people understand their rights and options, explaining the complex issues of retirement funding.  It keeps readers up-to-date with all the latest aged pension news, changes to legislation which may affect their payments and retirement income and the latest relevant news.  It also as useful health, travel and technology updates.

Victorian Public Advocate Office:

www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au/powers-of-attorney/

Powers of Attorney are legal documents that let you choose who you trust to make decisions for you.  This website provides detailed information, and forms you can download. 

Advanced Care Planning Australia:

advancecareplanning.org/

This website provides guidelines for you to plan for your future health care.

Council of the Aged: What is Home Care? 

http://homecaretoday.org.au/consumer/about-home-care/what-is-home-care

A great explanation of home care and your rights and responsibilities.   

Dementia Care Australia

http://www.dementiacareaustralia.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=98&Itemid=81

Lots of tips for improving the life of people with dementia, both for those people who are still in their own home or in residential aged care.

The Recovery Village

With age, the elderly experience changes in their physical and mental well-being, social circles and family dynamics, and may require more assistance in their everyday lives. The challenges of growing older are only exacerbated by drug or alcohol use, an issue that is commonly overlooked among the older population. To get seniors the help they need, it is imperative to know how and why the elderly use medications and other drugs, and which options for rehab care are the most successful for them. Senior substance use disorders can be treated, and recovery is possible for anyone, no matter their age.  Contact details and more information are on the link below.     

https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/elderly-resources/

The Mesothelioma Centre

www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/

Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer caused from asbestos exposure. Due
to the long latency period of mesothelioma (approximately 20-50 years),
most people who are diagnosed with the disease are seniors. The
Mesothelioma Center works with individuals and their families to help them
find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups. They have also
created the most extensive prognosis support and information source online,
and have patient advocates available 24/7 to help provide help to those in
need at any time from anywhere.

Your Complete Guide to Asbestos & Mesothelioma

https://www.mesotheliomahelp.org/asbestos/  

Information and legal advice for people diagnosed with asbestos disease.

Drug Dangers

https://www.drugdangers.com/

Drug Dangers was developed to educate the public and lend a hand to people who have been affected by defective drugs and medical devices. Our goal at Drug Dangers is to keep the public educated and informed of all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are currently available on the market today.