What is My Aged Care?
Over the next few weeks we will be doing a series of educational posts designed to provide information about My Aged Care, and how you can access those services.
My Aged Care was introduced in 2013 by the Australian Federal Government, and serves as the main entry point to the aged care system in Australia (for both residential care, and getting extra help to stay at home). My Aged Care aims to make it easier for older people, their families, and carers to access information on ageing and aged care.
My Aged Care consists of the website (myagedcare.gov.au), and the My Aged Care contact centre on 1800 200 422.
My Aged Care currently provides:
1. Information about aged care to consumers, family members, and carers
2. Information for service providers
3. Online service finders that provide information about aged care providers and assessors
4. Online fee estimators for pricing on home care packages and residential care.
We know how hard it can be to navigate the aged care system for the first time. Carrington’s Customer Service Team can help you get started with My Aged Care. Call us on 1300 590 590 today.