Care finders provide specialist and intensive assistance to help people in the care finder target population (senior Australians who need intensive support who could otherwise fall through the gaps) to understand and access aged care services and connect with other relevant supports in the community.
The care finders target population is people who are eligible for aged care services and have one or more reasons for requiring intensive support to:
- interact with My Aged Care (either through the website, contact centre or face-to-face in Services Australia service centres) and access aged care services and/or
- access other relevant supports in the community.
Reasons for requiring intensive support may include:
- isolation or no support person (e.g. carer, family or representative) who they are comfortable acting on their behalf and/or who is willing and able to support them to access aged care services via My Aged Care
- communication barriers, including limited literacy skills
- difficulty processing information to make decisions
- resistance to engage with aged care for any reason and their safety is at immediate risk or they may end up in a crisis situation within (approximately) the next year
- past experiences that mean they are hesitant to engage with aged care, institutions or the government.
If you know someone who you think falls within the care finder target group, please contact our care finder team on (02) 6147 3314 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
care finder is supported by funding from the ACT PHN through the Australian Government’s PHN Program.
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