Navigating the Aged Care Maze
The Aged Care Navigator Trial in Bundaberg aims to assist people in making informed decisions in relation to accessing timely and appropriate support and care as they age, to enable them to remain living safely and independently in their own homes and connected to their community.
It also provides an opportunity to input into improving access to aged care services, in Bundaberg and across Australia.
The focus of the trial is on people who are not currently receiving support services and people who may experience additional barriers to accessing services.
How you can access the trial.
Peer led group information sessions
Local COTA Queensland volunteers can attend your group and provide introductory about the Aged Care System. All attendees will receive a Navigating the Aged Care Maze booklet as part of the information session.
COTA Queensland staff in conjunction with staff from ADA Australia will be providing introductory seminars on the Aged Care system.
The group information sessions and seminars and will cover
- Myths and Facts about Aged Care
- Three main programs of support funded by the Australian Government.
- Your contributions
- The assessment process
- Thinking about what is important to you as you get older.
These activities are interactive, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Due to COVID 19 we have suspended all of the Aged Care Navigator activities. We are currently exploring how to continue delivering the project. Further information on the trial will be available as soon as possible.
You can find more information and other resources on our Aged Care and Home Care page.
The Bundaberg Aged Care Navigator Trial is delivered by COTA Queensland as part of a consortium led by COTA Australia and funded by the Australian Government.
Find out more about the Aged Care Navigators, including factsheets and locations here www.AgedCareNavigators.org.au