AgedCare Alternatives care finders

AgedCare Alternatives
care finders

AgedCare Alternatives have been contracted by the Adelaide PHN to deliver care finder services to senior Australians who are homeless or at risk of homelessness or have multiple reasons for requiring intensive support to interact with My Aged Care, access aged care services and/or access other relevant supports in the community in the Adelaide Metro regions.

AgedCare Alternatives have also been contracted by the Country SA PHN to deliver care finder services to senior Australians who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Hills Mallee Southern, Riverland and South-East regions.

These services will be delivered by AgedCare Alternatives Advisers.

How care finders can help

The care finder program aims to deliver specialist and intensive assistance to help people to understand and access aged care and connect with other relevant supports.

The program will specifically target senior Australians who are homeless or at risk of homelessness or have multiple reasons for requiring intensive support to interact with My Aged Care, 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 to act 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 the next year
  • past experiences that mean they are hesitant to engage with aged care, institutions, or government.

The My Aged Care website has more information on the care finder program.

How AgedCare Alternatives can help you navigate care finders

Agedcare Alternatives Advisers are experience social workers or aged care professionals who have a wealth of knowledge of My Aged Care and other relevant supports in the community.

When you work with an AgedCare Alternatives Adviser they will:

  • listen and understand
  • respect your decisions
  • respect your individuality
  • work with you in partnership
  • be honest and reliable
  • do what we say they will do
  • work with you towards your goals

You will be at the centre of all we do!
You can make a referral by phoning 8408 4600. You can also email us on info@agedcarealternatives.net.au.

Get in touch

Contact Agedcare Altrenatives to see how we can help you with the carefinders program..