Navigating your way through Aged Care Services

Navigating your way through Aged Care Services

Nhulundu Health Service has been delivering quality aged care services to clients in the Gladstone Region for over 20 years.

In conjunction with Seniors Month, they are hosting a ‘How to Access Aged Care’ Information Forum.

Open to seniors and families of seniors, the forum will step through how to access the various aged care services that allow seniors to remain living independently in their own homes.

Tanya Taylor, Manager Aged Care and Disability, said the forum was of significant importance to the community.

“This forum is not aimed purely at seniors, but also the families or carers of older people in the community,” she said.

“Unfortunately many people don’t know what assistance is available for seniors, or how to even source that information. This forum is an excellent opportunity for them to receive up-to-date information and have their questions answered.”

The forum will include speakers addressing a range of issues relevant to those considering Aged Care options.

Ms Taylor said a representative from the Department of Health will outline the various Aged Care packages available and explain the application and assessment process.

“The information they provide will be invaluable to seniors and their families,” she said.

Ms Taylor will explain the services offered by Nhulundu Health Service Aged Care Program and the support available for seniors wishing to remain living in their own homes.

“Depending on the individual clients funding package we can offer assistance ranging from personal and domestic care to transport, shopping, yard maintenance, allied health, and social support activities,” she said.

Local Legal Practitioner, Kylie Devney, will explain the importance of planning for ageing by preparing Health Directives, Wills and Powers of Attorney.

“These are much too important to be overlooked. Having these in place means the people you wish to be making decisions will have the power to do so. Without a Will then assets can go to unintended beneficiaries, your estate will take longer to administer and it will likely cost thousands of dollars more,” she said.

“It’s not a lengthy process at all; usually an initial appointment to give instructions is followed by a separate signing appointment of 10 – 15 minutes. There are set fees so people know the cost in advance.”

The forum will be held on Wednesday, 27th October at the new Philip Street Communities and Families Precinct, 1 Pengelly Street, West Gladstone.

There will be two sessions – 10am – 12pm and 5pm – 7pm and refreshments will be available at each session.

Seating is limited to 80 people per session.

Secure your booking: https://aged-care-forum.eventbrite.com.au.

Phone Nhulundu Health Service Aged Care Program on 1800 4680 00 if you require more information.

 

By Nhulundu Health Service