The aged care resources contained in the below drop-down menu are available to assist health professionals with accessing services, current evidence-based information or best practice guidelines to support patients in aged care.
The health professionals’ section on the My Aged Care website is the entry point to find information for your patient to access aged care services. Health professionals play a key role in supporting patients to access these services. If you believe your patient may need aged care services, you can make a referral.
My Aged Care is accessible for all and has information for people from culturally diverse background and people with specific needs.
Psychological Services in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) is a service that aims to support older people living in residential aged care experiencing mild depression or anxiety and those having trouble adjusting to changes or coping with loss. The service can also support people experiencing dual diagnosis of mental health and dementia or neurocognitive disorder (including brain injury/developmental disability) where behaviours are identified as mental health related. The service accepts referrals from any source including family, facility managers, nurses, doctors, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Individuals can also self-refer to the service. Referrals can be done directly to Change Futures.
Please see the Advance Care Planning Page on our website for more information.