Aged care

Making sure older Tasmanians have access to quality primary health care is a key priority for Primary Health Tasmania.

We support a range of resources aimed at improving aged care for individuals and their carers.

This includes:

By 2020, it is estimated one in every five Tasmanians will be 65 years or older.

My Aged Care

My Aged Care is an Australian Government website and phone line to help older adults find out what aged care services may be available.

It includes a service finder feature where an individual or their carer can look for local meal, support and care coordination services, and much more.

Mental health support for people in aged care facilities

Primary Health Tasmania is commissioning psychological treatment services for people with mental illness who are living in residential aged care facilities.

The aim is to give these residents access to similar services as those currently available in the community and will involve collaborating with the facilities themselves to provide evidenced-based, timely psychological therapies.

Mental health professionals such as psychologists, social workers and mental health nurses will deliver psychological care to residents, who will generally require a referral beforehand.

It’s all part of Primary Health Tasmania’s work commissioning psychological support services designed for people living in residential aged care, intended to complement the personal care, accommodation, physical and social support they receive from their facility.

Find out more.