Care Finder is a free service that can help vulnerable older people in South Eastern NSW who need extra, intensive support to access aged care services and other supports in the community.
The service can assist with tasks like completing forms and understanding aged care service agreements, talking to My Aged Care, arranging, attending and providing support at an assessment plus finding and short-listing local aged care providers.
Care finders can also assist older people in need to access health, mental health, housing and homelessness, drug and alcohol services and community groups.
COORDINARE has funded four organisations in South Eastern NSW to link eligible community members with care finders.
The two organisations in the Illawarra specialise in assisting people who are homeless.
- Age Matters phone 134 578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Hammond Care phone 1800 826 166 or email HCACareNavigationService@hammond.com.au.
For people who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse contact Multicultural Communities Council Illawarra on 4299 7566 or email email@example.com. In Southern NSW contact Meridian on 02 6257 2538 or email Healthyageing@meridianact.org.au.