Uniting Aged Care advocates on behalf of older people with particular focus on care and support for the disadvantaged regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, class, colour, creed or cultural origins.
As an organisation of the Uniting Church in Australia, Uniting Aged Care joins other agencies, Church organisations or community organisations, to lobby government with respect to improving the lives of older people through the provision of care to those in residential aged care or those living in their own homes.
Your rights and responsibilities
If you live in an Uniting Aged Care residential aged care facility or you receive care in your home through the assistance of a Community Aged Care Package (CACP), Extended Care at Home (EACH) or Extended Care at Home – Dementia specific (EACH-D), you or your family members or friends, can learn more about your rights and responsibilities by speaking to your facility Manager or Care Coordinator, who will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Alternatively, the Australian Government provides funding to the Elder Rights Advocacy in Victoria and Advocacy Tasmania Inc, to assist people who receive Australian Government funded aged care services. Both are community-based organisations that can give you advice about your rights, and help you to exercise your rights.
Aged care advocacy services also work with the aged care industry to encourage policies and practices which protect consumers.
Advocacy services are free, confidential and independent.
Advocacy Services contact details
Advocacy Tasmania Inc
Suite 6, Mayfair Plaza
236-244 Sandy Bay Road
Sandy Bay Tas 7005
Phone: (03) 6224 2240 or 1800 005 131 (freecall)
Elder Rights Advocacy
Level 4 / 140 Queen Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
Phone: (03) 9602 3066 or 1800 700 600 (freecall)