Australian Health Directory


Residential and non-residential aged care services

The Australian aged care industry is expected to expand over the next 50 years to service the growing ageing population. The number of Australians aged 65 and over will peak between 2011 and 2021, reaching around 6.5 million or one-quarter of the total population. (Australian Health and Welfare, Older Australia at a Glance, 3rd ed.)

The demographic changes represented by the ageing of the Australian population is a management challenge for governments and society as a whole. Overview of Aged care in Australia.

We at healthdirectory.com.au assist aged care providers, consumers, prospective consumers and referring professionals by maintaining a communication platform tailored for the aged care industry, offering easy access to information.

We pioneered aged care vacancy search online, providing transparency about high and low care and independent living vacancies. We provide aged care facilities with a listing and linked webpage with online access for updates at no cost to them.

The healthdirectory.com.au aged care sections are arranged into three sub-directories: residential aged care; day care; and all types of age and aged-care-related services.

Aged care accommodation directory

The aged care accommodation directory includes contact and service level information for most aged care facilities in Australia and detailed information with images and updated vacancies for hundreds of nursing homes, aged hostels, supported residential and independent living accommodation providers. Search aged care accommodation

Day care and day therapy centres

The day care directory lists day therapy centres and social activity centres that specifically cater for older persons. Some of these offer culture-specific programs managed by multi-cultural, community-based organisations. Search day centres

Non-residential aged care services

The not-for-profit sector has been traditionally the largest provider of non-residential aged care services. Today, ageing persons in Australia can also select from a growing number of private and public sector services tailored for older people. The range of services is also growing and includes home security, home modification, home maintenance, social clubs, culture-specific services, memory clinics, bed-brokers, aged care placement services, fitness training and positive ageing services, in addition to the traditional community care, home care and aged care assessment services. Browse aged care services

Resources

Aged Care Australia - the Australian Government's premier aged care website.

Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs - about veterans' pensions, health, home support and accommodation.

Australian Government Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - eligibility for concessions.

Alzheimers Australia - support and advocacy for people living with dementia.

Carers Australia - Information, resources for carers.

Aged Care Complaints Resolution Scheme - free, impartial complaint resolution.