A variety of aged care services and support options are available to help older Territorians remain independent and in a position to enjoy life in their communities.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the Coalition Government’s My Aged Care campaign aimed to encourage older Australians – as well as their families and carers – to find out about aged care options before a crisis event triggered that need.
“Making enquiries about aged care, before it is needed urgently, makes a lot of sense,” Senator Scullion said.
“Older Territorians want to live independently as long as possible. But when a health crisis or accident happens, they may suddenly find that they need help.
“They’re trying to find out about their aged care options, in a hurry, but they don’t know where to start. It adds to the stress of what is an already stressful time.
“That’s why it’s a good idea for older Territorians to talk about their personal preferences and care options with their families or a health professional.
“My Aged Care is a good starting point for older Territorians to find out about services they can access.
“Services include home maintenance and modifications, help with household jobs like cleaning, assistance with transport, and nursing and personal care.
“The Coalition Government wants all older Australians – as well as their families and carers – to know about their aged care options.
“If you are finding it harder to do the things you used to do and feel you need a bit of support at home, find the help you need with My Aged Care.”
For more information about My Aged Care, visit: www.myagedcare.com.au