The Seniors Rights Service is a community organisation dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of older people, particularly vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.
The service provides a free legal service, aged care advocacy and delivers community information to older people in New South Wales.
It provides information on a range of topics including:
· Information on the CHSP including overview of the CHSP, what can consumers expect from service providers, consumer choice, eligibility and services, access and client contribution
· Information on home care packages
· Information on residential aged care
· The rights of older people
· How to plan ahead, e.g. Power of Attorney
· Retirement village issues
· Issues in aged and community care
Its advocates can answer questions and explain the intricacies of the age care system and programs to recipients and potential recipients of aged care, in a way they understand.
The service can connect older people to My Aged Care via the Advocates as Agents Program
It provides targeted rights-based information to a diverse range of older people regardless of cultural background or sexual orientation. Our aged care advocates, solicitors and education staff travel across NSW to support aged care recipients and the wider community.
It holds information sessions at community groups, clubs, social and professional groups, aged care homes and retirement villages. We also organise forums and discussion panels. The service collaborates with organisations and community groups to develop and implement projects on specific issues such as financial abuse of older people. It is free and confidential.
You can call the service on 02 9281 3600 or on 1800 424 079