Talk: How to Navigate the Aged Care System to Remain Living at Home

Event Date
2nd Apr 2019
Time
11am - 12 noon
Duration
1 hour
Registration Closing Date
29th Mar 2019
Venue Information

Wyllie Arthritis Centre

17 Lemnos Street, Shenton Park 6008

Parking

arking available out the front of the building and around the back (off Bedbrook Place)

Contact

(08) 9388 2199
general@arthritiswa.org.au
Registration
Free Event

Event Description

Research shows that most older Australians want to remain living at home as they age rather than move to residential care.

 Ms Jill Jamieson, one of the co-founders of Live Well Longer, will provide an overview of the home care system, including accessing funding and tips and strategies that she and other co-founders have learnt along the way.


Event Information

Research shows that most older Australians want to remain living at home as they age rather than move to residential care. Yet people are often overwhelmed and confused in trying to navigate the Australian aged care system to make this a reality. 

Robyn Massey, Jenni Perkins, and Jill Jamieson are the co-founders of Live Well Longer – ageing at home. They are three friends who came together at a time when they were supporting their parents with the challenges of navigating the system. They shared a commitment to supporting their parents to remain living independently in their own homes for as long as possible …. for as long as they wanted.

 While there was a lot of information available on residential aged care, they found that getting information and support on ageing at home was far more difficult. They also discovered that the Australian Government’s new consumer directed homecare approach is still not well understood by older people and their families, and many service providers. 

 Live Well Longer – ageing at home www.livewelllonger.com.au was established specifically for people who wish to remain living at home in their local community as they age. Live Well Longer provides information to assist individuals and their families navigate the Australian Aged Care system, understand consumer directed aged care, plan for the future and explore the possibilities and options for staying at home.

During this talk, Ms Jill Jamieson, one of the co-founder of Live Well Longer, will provide an overview of the home care system, including accessing funding and tips and strategies that she and other co-founders have learnt along the way.

Bookings essential - book online below or call 9388 2199 to register.

Entry by donation.