Helpful Links

Aged Care Australia

Aged Care Australia is the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing’s premier online source of information for everything you need to know about aged care. Aged Care Australia provides the community with access to government and non-government information and services. It will help the community to make informed decisions about aged care options for themselves and their family members.

www.agedcareaustralia.gov.au

Aged Care Complaints Investigation Scheme

The Office of Aged Care Quality and Compliance (the Office) has been established to provide a focus on the quality improvement of care and services to care recipients in Australian Government subsidised aged care services.

www.health.gov.au/oacqc

Aged Care Standards & Accreditation Agency

The independent body responsible for managing the accreditation and ongoing supervision of Commonwealth funded aged care homes.

www.accreditation.org.au

Alzheimer’s Australia

Alzheimer's Australia is the peak body providing support and advocacy for the 245,400 Australians living with dementia.

www.alzheimers.org.au

Arthritis Australia

Information and resources for people suffering from arthritis.

http://www.arthritisaustralia.com.au/

Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)

The AAG aims to expand knowledge of ageing, with the purpose of improving the experience of ageing.

www.aag.asn.au

Carers Australia

The purpose of Carers Australia and the network of carers associations in each state and territory is to improve the lives of carers. Together we provide important services like counselling, advice, advocacy, education and training. We also promote the recognition of carers to governments, businesses and the wider public.

www.carersaustralia.com.au

Centrelink

Centrelink is an agency of the Department of Human Services and delivers a range of services to the community. Centrelink assists those who are unemployed, disabled, caring for loved ones and retired and/or receiving a Government pension.

www.centrelink.gov.au

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres are information centres for older people, people with disabilities and those who provide care and services. Centres provide free and confidential information on community aged care, disability and other support services available locally, interstate or anywhere within Australia.

www9.health.gov.au/ccsd/

Council on the Ageing (NSW) Inc (COTA)

COTA NSW is the voice of seniors over 50. We aim to foster a society where seniors are respected, consulted, included, represented and heard. We work with government, business, the media and the wider community to represent the aspirations, issues and concerns of seniors.

http://cotansw.com.au

Dementia Care Australia

Dementia Care Australia caters for all dementia conditions of which Alzheimer’s disease is only one. Their mission is to change society’s attitude to dementia, and to achieve for elderly people with dementia the highest possible level of emotional and social fulfilment.

www.dementiacareaustralia.com

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) 

This Australian Government Department’s mission is to improve the lives of Australians by helping to build the capacity and well-being of individuals, families and communities. The Department of Family and Community Services offers programs and information useful to seniors, people living with disabilities, carers, youth and women.

www.fahcsia.gov.au

Department of Health & Ageing

Direct links to news and updates relating to aged care.

www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/ageing-whatnew.htm

Department of Fair Trading

Information for people living in retirement villages.

www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/Tenants_and_home_owners/Retirement_villages.html

Department of Veteran’s Affairs

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs supports serving and former members of the Australian Defence Force, their families and others concerned with their well being. This website provides information on pensions, health, housing and commemorations.

www.dva.gov.au

Retirement Villages Association Australia

The national association representing, supporting and promoting the retirement village industry.

www.rva.com.au

Seniors Card

The Seniors Card entitles older Australians to a range of benefits provided by government and businesses. The Card is free and is issued by every State and Territory government to eligible senior residents. It is issued in recognition of the contribution that seniors have made - and continue to make - to the Australian community. The Card is available to Australians aged 60 years and over. Eligibility criteria and benefits vary slightly in each State and Territory. Contact Seniors Card in the state or territory in which you reside for more details.

www.seniorscard.com.au

Seniors.gov.au

Australian Government's premier source of information for Australians over 50. Seniors.gov.au provides you with a single point of access to Government and non-Government information and services for older Australians

www.seniors.gov.au

TARS – The Aged Care Rights Service

The Aged-care Rights Service (TARS) is a community legal centre that provides advocacy for the residents of Commonwealth funded hostels and nursing homes, self-care retirement villages and recipients of in-home aged care in NSW. We also give information on the costs associated with entering an aged care home and give advice on retirement village contracts. All calls to TARS are confidential.

www.tars.com.au

The Aged Care Commissioner

Website to aid people in learning about the work of the Office of the Aged Care Commissioner (the Office) and the complaints process for aged care services subsidised by the Commonwealth Government. The website also aims to assist people who have queries or concerns about the operations of the Aged Care Complaints Investigation Scheme or the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Ltd.

www.agedcarecommissioner.net.au

Volunteering Australia

Volunteering Australia is the national peak body working to advance volunteering in the Australian community. Their mission is to represent the diverse views and needs of the volunteer sector while promoting the activity of volunteering as one of enduring social, cultural and economic value.

www.volunteeringaustralia.org

 Mesothelioma Center and Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

The Mesothelioma Center is an up-to-date resource for all mesothelioma issues ranging from mesothelioma statistics to diagnosis options.  One of the most common forms of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos is lung cancer, a condition where the tissue cells within the lungs or bronchial tubes divide rapidly and uncontrollably with abnormal characteristics.

www.asbestos.com  www.mesothelioma.com