New care finder program to help older adults in need

The aged care system can be complex, and some people find it more difficult than others to navigate it, to allow them access the services they need. Murray PHN is pleased to announce the appointment of 12 local providers of a new $6.9 million care finder program across our region.

The care finder program, which is currently funded until June 2025, is focussed on supporting senior Australians who need intensive assistance to help them understand and access aged care, to connect with other supports in the community and to stay connected with other services they need.

This program works with My Aged Care, but provides intensive face-to-face support, for people who might otherwise fall through the cracks, perhaps resulting in homelessness or poorer health and social outcomes.

The care finder program is part of the Australian Government’s response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. It is being delivered nationally through Primary Health Networks (PHNs) to improve integration between health, aged care and other systems, at a local level.

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Page last updated 19 January 2023

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