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Caring for an elderly person

Explore 10 tips about what you can do to make life easier if you are a carer looking after an elderly person.

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Transitioning to the new in-home aged care program

Older Australians Fact Sheet No.1

This fact sheet is the first in a series to help prepare older people in Australia who are supported by Commonwealth funded in-home aged care services, and their families and carers to transition to the new program.

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What you need to know for better aged care

The Self-advocacy toolkit equips you with the skills, information and resources you need to speak up for better aged care.

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The Victorian Carer Card

The Victorian Carer Card recognises the valuable unpaid work of carers in our community. It provides discounts at thousands of participating businesses. It also provides half price public transport, free weekend travel in any two consecutive zones, free public transport during Carers Week and free travel vouchers (opt-in required).

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Carer Connect Newsletter

Welcome to the Carer Connect Newsletter.
The newsletter will be distributed bi monthly and will include information relevant to care support services
and the unpaid carers that they support. It will be an opportunity to share program information; keep
updated with the new In Home Support Program updates and a platform to promote any upcoming
events

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Support for Carers Program

The Victorian Support for Carers Program is funded by the Victorian Government for unpaid carers. An unpaid carer is a person providing care to another person with care needs. A carer may look after a partner, family member, friend or someone else who needs support.

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Carers Victoria Policy Platform 2022 Summary

In our 2022 policy platform “Care for Victorians” we call for mental health and wellbeing support for all carers, assistance to help carers enter and maintain employment, simple access to carer supports that sustain carers in their role, a greater focus on supporting carers in crisis, and embedding of carer perspectives in key service systems.

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Australian geat2GO

Australian geat2GO is an Australian Government initiative under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). It allows older people to access helpful devices and equipment to continue living independently and make daily tasks easier. 

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Home Care Packages

Home Care Packages (HCP) are one of the ways that older Australians can access affordable care services to get some help at home.

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First 5 – a checklist for new carers

If you have just started to care for someone, we know you will have many things to do and think about. Here are a few key things to think about as you start your carer role.

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My Aged Care

My Aged Care is the Australian Government’s starting point on your aged care journey. If you are not yet registered with My Aged Care, it is a good idea to plan ahead and start a referral for an assessment.

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Recognising Carers in the Victorian disability system

This review offers an outstanding opportunity to recognise that role and better integrate it into the future Victorian disability ecosystem.

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