There are a range of aged care services available to you that are not subsidised or funded by the government, often meaning that you can access these services faster and without any kind of assessment needed.
The Maggie Beer Foundation (MBF) recently delivered a comprehensive report to the Department of Health on food, nutrition and the dining experience in Aged Care. The report, prepared with Deloitte, is the result of Australia’s very first National Congress on Food, Nutrition and the Dining Experience in Aged Care. It highlights 56 findings and 139 possible action points across nine key topic areas, many of which align with the recommendations identified in the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety report.
As you get older, you may find that you need assistance in looking after yourself and may need to access respite care. Respite care (also known as temporary or short-term care) can be used if your regular carer needs a break, is going away or just needs time to recuperate. Respite care can also be used after a stay in hospital while you recover.