An advocacy service in each state and territory provides information, support and advice regarding rights and responsibilities in residential facilities, and can assist with any complaints. Contact the My Aged Care helpline on 1800 200 422 for details.
The Age Page is the front page of your telephone book. It lists many services for older people.
Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
If you have a complaint about the care received from an aged care service provider, you can ask the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission to work with you and the service provider to review and resolve your complaint. You can find out more about the role of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, how to make a complaint and lodge your complaint by calling 1800 951 822 or visit agedcarequality.gov.au
Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency
The Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency is the independent body responsible for managing the accreditation and ongoing supervision of Australian Government-funded aged care homes. The Agency has offices in all state capitals. The National Office can be contacted on 02 9633 2099.
Australian Government Department of Health
You can contact the My Aged Care helpline on 1800 200 422 for any aspect of aged care.
Carer Gateway is a national service that provides practical information and resources to support carers. Call 1800 422 737 or visit carergateway.org.au.
Council on the Ageing (COTA)
COTA is an independent organisation working on behalf of older people. You can contact your state or territory COTA office by calling the number listed on the Age Page of your telephone book or visit the COTA website.
Dementia Australia is the national peak body for people living with dementia, their families and carers and provides leadership in policy and services.
We provide information, education, counselling and support to people living with dementia and families and carers of people with dementia.
To find out more, contact us or call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.