The aged care and disability support services provider, integratedliving Australia, is hosting free virtual forums in February and March to inform Central Coast residents on how to access aged care services from home.
The non-for-profit aims to increase the community’s awareness of the home care services available for ageing Australians and people living with disabilities in regional, rural and remote communities.
The Creating Conversations: Healthier at Home Forums will run between February 16 and March 4 and are designed to answer the key questions people have when considering aged care services for themselves or loved ones.
integratedliving Australia CEO, Catherine Daley, said is it better people inform themselves on matters relating to preventative health and maintaining independence at home earlier rather than later.
“We can help you navigate the complexity of the system and understand the many service and support offerings available to you or your loved one,” Daley said.
“The forums will empower you to be proactive in setting yourself or a loved one up for aged care services so that people can access what they need in a timely manner.
“You may be surprised at the many ways you can use aged care funding to live a healthy and active life.
“You don’t need to wait until you find it hard to do something or require help around your home.”
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2019), Australia’s ageing population is increasing year on year, with one in six people now over the age of 65.
Of those, 95 per cent of Australians over age 65 live at home, and 25 per cent live alone.
Ten per cent of the Australian population provides unpaid care to older Australians or people living with a disability.
The forums are tailored to individuals seeking information for their own service needs and family or carers seeking information for loved ones.
Topics covered include service areas, funding options and service types such as meal plans, home and garden maintenance and nursing care.
People can access the forums via their smartphone, desktop or laptop by clicking on a link sent to them after registering.
Registration via www.integratedliving.org.au or call 1300 782 896.
Media release, Feb 2