NSW Health works with the Australian Government to ensure older people are able to access the care that best meets their needs when they are no longer able to manage at home without assistance.
NSW Health operate a range of Australian Government funded aged care services including:
For more information about aged care programs or to seek an assessment, visit My Aged Care.
NSW Health also supports the ongoing implementation and measurement of a wellness and reablement approach in aged care services. The approach ensures that older people live as active, purposeful, healthy, and independent lives as they can and, where possible, remain living in their own homes.
Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme
(IPTAAS) is a NSW government scheme that provides financial assistance to eligible patients who travel for treatment not available locally.
Assistive technology is provided through EnableNSW. Assistive technology provided by NSW Health is standardised equipment, primarily loaned to people who are not eligible for aids and equipment through other schemes to support health needs.