If you support someone receiving aged care services, are receiving care yourself, or thinking about your aged care options, it is essential to know your aged care rights.
The team at Elder Rights is here to ensure that you and your families and representatives know your aged care rights and how to assert them. We support you to make sure that your voice and opinion are heard.
We have dedicated staff across Victoria, and our service is free, confidential and independent of the government and aged care providers.
Our Intake Team can provide you with information over the phone. If your issue is more complex, we will connect you with a professional advocate who will support you in reaching an outcome that meets your needs.
We deliver free information sessions across Victoria to people receiving aged care services, their families or representatives, and the wider community, including retirement villages and seniors groups. Our group of professional advocates deliver them.
During these sessions, you will learn how to address any issues you may have so that your care is safe, high-quality, and meets your individual needs. You'll also understand your right to quality aged care, to live without abuse and neglect, and how to access Elder Rights Advocacy support if needed.
Remember that knowledge is power. By understanding your rights and how the aged care system works, you can make informed decisions about your aged care needs and feel empowered to speak up when your rights are not being met.
Elder Rights Advocacy also provides sessions specifically for aged care workers in residential and community care. These sessions cover how to support clients and residents to access services and raise any concerns they may have. We bring the Charter of Aged Care Rights to life with practical examples of what this looks like in your daily work. We also touch on the topic of elder abuse prevention and response.
Lastly, we can connect older people receiving aged care with caring, friendly volunteers from the community for friendship and companionship.
Reviewed 28 November 2022