Aged Care Resources

Do you need additional resources on the Australian aged-care system?


Useful resources on aged care


Val Nigol, Aged Care: The Complete Australian Guide: The most authoritative aged care text in Australia (includes changes to become effective from 1 July 2014), Litehouse Books, 2013.

Rachel Lane and Noel Whittaker, Aged Care: Who Cares? Where? How? & How Much?, Noel Whittaker Holdings, 2nd edition, 2014.

(These are two extremely well-written and comprehensive guide to the aged-care system in Australia. They are packed with invaluable advice, and are a great starting point because they provide an overview of the entire system).

Rita Merienne, Tough…Tough Times…Tough Decisions: Easing the transition to aged care for all the family, Inspiring Publishers, 2014.

(Dealing with the emotional side of putting a loved one into aged care is extremely important. Rita Merienne shares her own experiences and advice on how to ease the journey. Well worth a read. $20 through

Online resources

Government online resources

My Aged Care website

ACAT Assessments

Australian Government – Department of Health and Ageing – Aged Care Pages

Australian Government – Department of Health and Ageing – Age Page – Australian Capital Territory

Centrelink – Aged Care Means Test Assessments

Australian Government – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Other online resources

Aged Care Complaints Scheme

Aged Care With Ease

Alzheimer’s Australia

Beyondblue – The National Depression Initiative

Black Dog Institute

Blind Citizens of Australia

Canberra Blind Society

Carers Australia

Carers ACT

Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing

Council of the Aging (COTA)

The ACT Deafness Resource Centre

DPS News

Later Life Advice

Mesothelioma Prognosis Network

Paliative Care Australia

Do you need assistance in finding the right aged-care solution for your particular situation? Are you interested in a more personalised service? Would you like to talk about your options with someone understands the aged-care system? If so, call Bina on +61 (0)418 651 330.