Links to Useful Sites

The following links may provide useful information for prospective residents or clients, families, staff etc.

Myagedcare for finding services, eligibility and assessment, financial help and costs including Aged Care Assessment. Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT) work with the frail aged, elderly and their carers to determine what kind of care will suit their needs.

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, is the peak body for service providers of retirement living, home care, and residential aged care. LASA is committed to improved standards, equality and efficiency throughout the industry and in so doing, helping older Australian live well. We advocate for the health, community and accommodation needs of older Australians, working with government and other stakeholders to advance the interests of all age services providers, and through them, the interests of older Australians.

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency

Seniors Information Service – specialises in providing information about Housing options, home help, residential aged care, wills, power of attorney, pensions and concessions.
Department of Veterans Affairs

http://www.dva.gov.au

Information on Means Test Means Test Documentation

http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/aged-care-means-test-assessments

Centrelink

http://www.centrelink.gov.au

Department of Social Services works to deliver quality, affordable and accessible aged care and carer support services for older people, including through subsidies and grants, industry assistance, training and regulation of the aged care sector.

Office of the PublicAdvocate

Advocacy work to promote and protect the rights and interests of their clients. They provide a free, State-wide, independent and confidential advocacy service to older people, people with mental health issues, people with disabilities and people with drug and/or alcohol related problems, their carers and relatives.

The Guardianship and Administration Board can make decisions for the benefit of persons who have a disability and are unable to make reasonable judgments about lifestyle and financial matters.

The functions of the Board are extensive and include powers in relation to:

  • Guardianship
  • Enduring Guardianship
  • Administraion
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Emergency situations
  • Consent to medical of dental treatment
  • Statutory Wills
  • Appointment of a guardian or administrator made outside

The South Australia Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services (DBMAS)
(http://dbmas.org.au/your-state/sa/)

The DBMAS program provides clinical support for people caring for someone with dementia who is demonstrating behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) which are impacting on their care.

Alzheimer’s Australia

Alzheimer’s Australia SA provides policy, advocacy, information and support services for people living with dementia and families and carers of people with dementia.

https://sa.fightdementia.org.au/