The cost of care services can cause anxiety to those caring for others. Understanding the financial barriers to accessing services and knowing how to access funding for care can reduce anxiety and improve access to palliative care. These resources may provide assistance.
There are payments available to support you when someone close to you dies. The Services Australia website provides information in their Death and Bereavement section.
What help there is when an adult dies
Services Australia website
The Australian Department of Health website has information on the cost of palliative care.
What does palliative care cost?
Department of Health website
To access an information package that was developed by the government and to learn more about what is available for care leavers in aged care, visit the Department of Health website support for care leavers section.
Support for Care Leavers
Department of Health
To assist aged care homes that specialise in caring for people who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, the Australian Government offer a DOH: Homeless Supplement for aged care. Visit the Department of Health website for more on this.
Homeless supplement for aged care
For help in finding inclusive services, visit My Aged Care website section on support for LGBTI people.
Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people
My Aged Care website
Many aged care services are subsidised by the Australian government to help older people to have fair access to care. People are expected to contribute to care costs if they can afford to. To find out more about financial assistance for older people visit the My Aged Care website section on support for financially disadvantaged people.
Support for financially disadvantaged people
For community nursing providers, visit the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) website section on Information for community nursing providers to find out how to access DVA funding for services provided to the DVA community.
Information for community nursing (CN) providers
A more comprehensive list of funding services resources is available.
Last updated 02 August 2021