SERVICES FOR OLDER PEOPLE

107/287 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Provides advice, information and advocacy to older people and people with disabilities. Service is free, independent, confidential and Statewide.

Suite 6, Mayfair Plaza, 236 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, Tasmania

Provides advice, information and advocacy to older people and people with disabilities. Service is free, independent, confidential and Statewide.

48 Water Street, Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia

State govt service, provides assessment, info, advice & assistance to older people to help them make choices re: aged care services, to enable them to stay within their home or to facilitate move to a nursing home either permanently or on a respite basis. Services whole of Tasmania.

3-5 Wellington Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

State govt service, provides assessment, info, advice & assistance to older people to help them make choices re: aged care services, to enable them to stay within their home or to facilitate move to a nursing home either permanently or on a respite basis. Services whole of Tasmania.

Lvl 1, 90 Davey St, Hobart TAS 7000

State govt service, provides assessment, info, advice & assistance to older people to help them make choices re: aged care services, to enable them to stay within their home or to facilitate move to a nursing home either permanently or on a respite basis. Services whole of Tasmania.

595 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

The Office of Aged Care Quality and Compliance was established to provide a focus on the quality improvement of care and services to care recipients in Australian subsidised aged care services.

3 Tallentire Road, Newnham, Tasmania, Australia

Aldersgate Village Community is a spacious aged care residential complex for 66 residents, located at Newnham, overlooking the Tamar River.

120 Swanston Street, New Town, TAS, 7008, Australia

Aged care facility administered by the Salvation Army. Caters for people who require low level residential care.

192 Wilson St, South Burnie TAS 7320, Australia

Information and support, education and training, counselling and peer support for carers of people with a disability, frail, aged or with chronic illness.

Shop 8, 216 Charles St, Launceston TAS 7250

Information and support, education and training, counselling and peer support for carers of people with a disability, frail, aged or with chronic illness.

64 Burnett Street, North Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Information and support, education and training, counselling and peer support for carers of people with a disability, frail, aged or with chronic illness.

Tasmania, Australia

Telephone operator will make appointment for client to attend office or will provide assistance over the phone.

Telephone operator will make appointment for client to attend office or will provide assistance over the phone.

24 Sunderland St, Moonah, TAS, 7009, Australia (Head Office)

Community Based Support, or “CBS” as we are more commonly known, is a Tasmanian not-for-profit organisation that has been supporting people to remain living independently at home for over 30 years.

CBS provides a wide range of support services across the state of Tasmania to people who are frail aged, people with disability and unpaid carers. Services include Home Care Packages and Commonwealth Home Support Program services for older people, NDIS and Home and Community Care services for people with disability, Carer Support services for unpaid carers, and a range of other services that assist people to stay living at home for longer.

We live by the philosophy of ‘assisting with’ rather than ‘doing for’ people, knowing that most people want to be in control of their own lives and want to be as independent as possible.  We strongly believe in the principles of wellness and reablement and work with individuals to achieve their goals in life.  We want you to live the best life possible and we are here to help you do exactly that.

Level 1, Peacock Building, Repatriation Centre, 90 Davey Street, Hobart

Offers a service for the frail aged, younger people with disabilities and their carers with complex and/or high service needs, who require a case manager to assist them with access and/or co-ordinate the care that they need.

Westella, 181 Elizabeth St

COTA TAS is the peak body for older people, championing the rights of older Tasmanians particularly the vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Blackburn, Victoria, Australia

Deaf Australia is the national peak advocacy and information organisation in Australia for deaf people who are bilingual (using both English and Auslan).

They advise government, industry and service providers about the needs and views of deaf people and work to improve deaf people’s access in a range of areas.

85 Creek Road, New Town TAS 7008, Australia

The Helpline is available for people with dementia, their carers, families and friends, as well as people concerned about memory loss. It is also used by health professionals, service providers, community organisations and students.

If you need an interpreter or advocate, the Helpline can provide access and referral to an appropriate service.

Users who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can phone the National Relay Service on 13 36 77.

If you need an interpreter or advocate, the Helpline can provide access and referral to an appropriate service 1800 100 500.

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

The Elder Relationship Service is a counselling and mediation support service to assist older people and their families to:

  • prevent or resolve family conflict;
  • have difficult conversations;
  • plan for the future (including medical, health, financial or living arrangements);
  • resolve differences in ways that improve their relationships; and
  • make decisions that protect the interests, rights and safety of families.

You can attend the service on your own, with your partner, as a family, or your children or parent(s) can come by themselves.

Attending the service is voluntary and confidential. The service is a not for profit community organisation and the services are subsidised by the Federal Government. They try to make the service as affordable as possible, fees are determined by the local organisation and are based on your income, they will advise of any fees payable upon the booking of the appointment.

The service is run by Relationships Australia.

Level 2, 144 Macquarie Street Hobart

The Board operates as a tribunal that determines applications made for the appointment of an administrator or guardian for a person with a disability. An administrator or guardian can only be appointed if the Board is satisfied that a person’s disability impacts on their ability to make certain decisions, and there is a need for someone to assist them with decision making. A guardian may be appointed to help with decisions like health, accommodation and NDIS or an administrator to help with financial and legal decisions.

Members of the Board may perform other functions too like reviewing existing orders, considering applications made for consent to medical treatment, or reviewing registered Enduring Guardianship Instruments or Enduring Powers of Attorney. The Registry of the Board holds the Register of Enduring Guardian Instruments in Tasmania.

State Govt, $28.00 heating allowance paid twice yearly to assist eligible aged, disability, sole parent, carer, service and widow pensioners with heating costs.

Clements Street, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia

Caters specifically for people with dementia. Provides residential care services, including dementia specific nursing hostel care for people with dementia in Devonport and surrounding areas.

Operates 7 days a week, excluding public holidays and is open to residents.

For persons diagnosed with all types of dementia including Alzheimers disease.

All referrals must be in writing and can be made through:

  • All Health Professionals;
  • Families; and
  • The Community.

My Aged Care has been established by the Australian Government to help navigate the aged care system.

My Aged Care is made up of the website and a national contact centre. They provide information on aged care, whether that be for the individual, a family member or a carer of an aged person.

The contact centre is open between 8am and 8pm on weekdays and 10am to 2pm on Saturdays. The contact centre is closed on Sundays and national public holidays.

139 New Town Road, New Town TAS 7008, Australia

Provides services and education for deaf and hard of hearing Tasmanians and their families.

The Tasmanian Deaf Society has two areas of operation; Tasdeaf and it’s division, Hearing Link Tasmania.

Tasdeaf provides advocacy, interpreting services, Auslan classes, Deaf cultural awareness training and education to workplaces and community support services.

Hearing Link Tasmania is the other division that provides a range of services such as workplace screening and assessment, hearing testing and provision of assistive listening devices for hard of hearing people.

64 Cameron Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Provides services and education for deaf and hard of hearing Tasmanians and their families.

The Tasmanian Deaf Society has two areas of operation; Tasdeaf and it’s division, Hearing Link Tasmania.

Tasdeaf provides advocacy, interpreting services, Auslan classes, Deaf cultural awareness training and education to workplaces and community support services.

Hearing Link Tasmania is the other division that provides a range of services such as workplace screening and assessment, hearing testing and provision of assistive listening devices for hard of hearing people.

The Tasmanian Elder Abuse Helpline is a service operated by Advocacy Tasmania Inc. on behalf on the Tasmanian Government. It assists older people, families, service providers and the wider community to respond to elder abuse and better access existing supports and services. It is a free, confidential and statewide service.

Operates Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission commenced operation on 1 January 2019. Its role is to protect and enhance the safety, health, well-being and quality of life of people in aged care

The Commission assumes the functions of the former Aged Care Complaints Commissioner and the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, and is committed to promoting high quality care and services to safeguard everyone who is receiving Australian Government funded aged care.

If you want to make an enquiry or raise a complaint about the quality of care or services being delivered to people receiving aged care services subsidised by the Australian Government, you can contact the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission on 1800 951 822 or visit https://www.agedcarequality.gov.au/

9 Strathaven Drive, Rosetta TAS 7010, Australia

Uniting AgeWell is an organisation of the Uniting Church in Australia. They provide low care, high care, dementia specific, respite and transition care.

After hours professional telephone crisis counselling for veteran’s and their families.

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