Seminars

ARE YOU AWARE OF THE CHANGES TO THE AGED CARE SYSTEM?
All people 65 and over need to know and understand the new My Aged Care system and the changes that came into effect in February, 2017.  Join Gerontologist and volunteer educator, Tahhniaa Dave, for an extended presentation, discussion group and question and answer panel focusing on the Aged Care Reforms, advocacy and the right time to access care.

The Australian Government announced significant reforms to ho care in the 2015-16 Budget.  The reforms will improve the way that home care services are delivered to older Australians.  The Aged Care Reforms are well underway.  As of 27 February 2017, a new set of changes will be implemented whereby funding for a home care package will follow the consumer.  This will allow a consumer to choose a provider that is suited to them and to direct the funding to that provider.  The consumer will also be able to change their provider if they wish, including if they move to another area to live. 

These reforms are designed to ensure a consistent national approach to prioritising access to home care through the May Aged Care Gateway.  This will be a fairer and more flexible way of distributing packages to consumers based on their individual needs and circumstances, wherever they live.

These changes are an important step in moving towards a future aged care system that is more consumer-driven.

The seminar will discuss the following:
  • What are the Aged Care Reforms?
  • How are they being implemented?
  • How do these reforms benefit older Australians?
  • When is the right time to seek help?
  • What is My Aged Care?
  • Effective ways to advocate for yourself or a loved one to access care.
  • What type of Aged Care System can we expect to see in the future?
Join us and learn about the changes.  All welcome!!
Registration for the seminar is required as places are limited (max. 30)
To secure your place please call Sundale In-Home Care (07) 5450 4444

Where:   GYMPIE Civic Centre, 32- 34 Mellor Street, Gympie 
When:    Tuesday 29th August 2017 
Time:    Registration from 9.30am, Seminar from 10am til 1pm
            Includes morning tea and lunch
RSVP:    22/08/17

Where:   NOOSA Leisure Centre, 9 Wallace Drive, Noosaville 
When:    Wednesday, 13th September, 2017 
Time:    Registration from 9.30am, Seminar from 10am til 1pm
            Includes morning tea and lunch
RSVP:    06/09/17

Where:   MALENY Community Hall, 23 Maple Street, Maleny 
When:    Thursday, 12th October 2017 
Time:    Registration from 9.30am, Seminar from 10am til 1pm
            Includes morning tea and lunch
RSVP:    05/10/17

Where:   BUDERIM Tavern, 81 Burnett Street, Buderim 
When:    Wednesday, 15th November, 2017 
Time:    Registration from 9.30am, Seminar from 10am til 1pm
            Includes morning tea and lunch
RSVP:    08/11/17