Resource Links

As the saying goes, ‘Knowledge is Power’. At Senior Helpers, we see the truth in this saying all the time. When our clients and their families are informed, they feel empowered to make decisions that are best for their situation.

There is a wealth of resources available to guide older persons, their families and persons living with different abilities. Learn from some of those that we have provided to make your own decisions about your support or care or support for family members. We have gathered the following resources to help you find solutions to a number of needs and issues.

Your Guide to Supporting Family Members with dementia.

This free, informative video can assist you in your efforts to help a family member or friend who has developed dementia.  View Video

Your Guide to Navigating Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a unique challenge for carers. Request this free video to learn how you can best assist a family member or friend who has developed Parkinson’s disease. View Video

MS Australia

Provides information, advice, services and support for people living with Multiple Sclerosis. Links to state and local bodies.

https://www.ms.org.au

 

Dementia Australia

Parkinson’s Australia

The national peak body representing Australians living with Parkinson’s disease. Links to local chapters and support groups, resources and information.

https://www.parkinsons.org.au

 

Australian Heart Foundation

Resources and information for persons and families regarding acute issues (heart attack) and long-term heart and related diseases. Information for healthy living and recovery.

https://www.heartfoundation.org.au

 

Stroke Foundation

The Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness, preventing stroke, improving treatment and making a better life for stroke survivors. Includes support programs, prevention activities.

https://www.strokefoundation.org.au

 

My Aged Care

The Government’s starting point for aged care services. Information, accessing funding and finding providers.

https://www.myagedcare.gov.au

 

Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN)

A free services support agency for older people and their representatives to address their concerns, particularly in relation to Commonwealth funded services.

https://www.opan.com.au

 

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

Primarily to manage and monitor the quality of Commonwealth funded aged care programs. The primary site for lodging a complaint related to funded services or funded providers. An ideal resource for reports and  data on quality services.

https://www.agedcarequality.gov.au

 

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

An independent body established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services. Information for participants and carers and access to lodge complaints.

https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au

 

Carers Australia

A resource and support for unpaid carers who support family or friends whi have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, substance misuse issues or are ageing.

https://carersaustralia.com.au

 

Carer Gateway

Getting practical advice and support as a carer can be a challenge. This web site guides carers to local support networks, to register as a carer and to access Respite funding and financial assistance.

https://www.carergateway.gov.au

 

COTA – Council On The Ageing

COTA is a peak body that represents the interests of older Australians. They advocate, educate and involve older Australians in all of their activities.

https://cota.org.au

 

 

Down Syndrome Australia

Our vision is an Australia where people living with Down syndrome are valued, reach their potential and enjoy social and economic inclusion.

https://www.downsyndrome.org.au

 

Autism Awareness Australia

Their goal is to improve the lives of all Australians on the autism spectrum and the families who love them. Information and resources.

https://www.autismawareness.org.au

 

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia

SCIA’s advocacy team offers independent advice and support to assist with resolving issues that are preventing you from living a fulfilled life. We are constantly fighting for inclusivity and change for people with disability, their family members or carers.

https://www.scia.org.au

 

Brain Injury Australia

A central clearinghouse of information and a gateway to national referral for optimising the social and economic participation of all Australians living with brain injury.

https://www.braininjuryaustralia.org.au

 

Cerebral Palsy Australia

The national peak body that work with people who have cerebral palsy and similar disorders and their carers.

www.cpaustralia.com.au

 

Spina Bifida Foundation

There are state level bodies that provide information and support for individuals and their families. Google for your state body.