How a palliative approach can help older people being cared for at home: A booklet for older people and their families

11 What resources are available for older people and their families?

Page last updated: 21 May 2012

The GP or community nurse will be a good resource. They will be able to answer your questions and direct you to appropriate organisations or practitioners. You may wish to discuss the contents of this booklet with them or seek other help or advice.

Useful information and resources are also available through the following organisations:

Aged Care Information
For information on:
  • aged care services in your region
  • carer support, counselling, respite and advocacy
Telephone: 1800 200 422
For more information please visit Aged Care Australia website.

Aged Care Complaints Investigation Scheme
Telephone: 1800 550 552

CareSearch (a good source of palliative care resources)
Telephone: (08) 7221 8233 (general enquiries)
For more information please visit Care Search website.

Council on the Ageing
Telephone: 1800 182 324
For more information please visit Cota website.

Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service
Telephone: 1800 699 799

National Aged Care Advocacy Line
Telephone: 1800 700 600

National Carer Counselling Program
Telephone: 1800 242 636
For more information please visit Carers Australia website.

National Continence Helpline
Telephone: 1800 330 066

National Dementia Helpline
Telephone: 1800 100 500

Palliative Care Australia
Telephone: 1800 660 055

See the Age Page in the local White Pages