Aged Care Media Hub
‘Let’s talk about changes to aged care’ campaign
The 'Let’s talk about changes to aged care' campaign is encouraging people to start talking about aged care and the changes that start from 1 July 2014. These changes mean more choice for older Australians when it comes to their aged care, and will also help ensure we have a sustainable system in the years ahead.
A range of information materials are available on the My Aged Care website.
My Aged Care
My Aged Care is designed to take the stress and difficulty out of accessing information and services when navigating the aged care system. Older Australians and their families and carers can contact My Aged Care to find out what they need to know to start planning and talking about aged care.
Older Australians, families and carers can:
- find out about aged care choices, including home, community and residential aged care
- compare prices and services for residential aged care
- use the fee estimator to get a personalised estimate of what they might be asked to pay.
The National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse website provides aged care data to a range of stakeholders including policy makers, researchers, service providers and consumers.
The Department has also compiled a list of statistics to assist journalists.
Media enquiries can be emailed to the Department’s media inbox: email@example.com. Journalists can also call the media hotline on (02) 6146 8080 during business hours.
Minister’s quotes and photos
Media releases, speeches and transcripts for the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield, are available on the Minister’s website.
A series of quotes from Senator Fifield are available for use by journalists.
A series of videos of people who receive Home Care Services have been developed:
- It’s important to talk about aged care
- Changes to aged care
- Aged care should be decided by the person who knows you best…you
- Home care and services
- Residential care
- Our stories
They are available in broadcast quality on request through the media inbox: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the media hotline on (02) 6146 8080 during business hours.
A range of photos of people who receive aged care services are available for download in the gallery section.