Aged care services

If you're frail aged and have complex needs, you can access the following aged care services in the Northern Territory (NT).

Aged care assessment program

This program provides support to eligible people who need Australian Government services such as:

To access this program, you must be Aboriginal and 50 years old and over, or non-Aboriginal and 65 years old and over.

For more information, call the Australian Government's My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or go to the Australian Government's My Aged Care website.

Psychogeriatric service

This service provides support to eligible people with age-related mental health issues such as:

  • dementia
  • depression, anxiety and mood disorders
  • late onset schizophrenia
  • psychosis
  • organic brain-related disorders.

They help with:

  • early intervention
  • assessments
  • case management
  • development plans
  • education and advice to service providers.

To access this service, you must be Aboriginal and 50 years old and over, or non-Aboriginal and 60 years old and over.

For more information, call your nearest psychogeriatric service below.

Aged care equipment

The Australian Government's Home and Support Program loans basic equipment to eligible people for:

  • showering
  • going to the toilet
  • transfer and mobility
  • home modifications such as grab rails, hand rails and ramps.

An occupational therapist or a physiotherapist will determine if you need equipment or a home modification.

To access this service, you must be Aboriginal and 50 years old and over, or non-Aboriginal and 65 years old and over.

For more information, call the Top End Community Allied Health Intake team on 1800 139 656.

Memory service

This service provides a diagnostic pathway and support to eligible people with cognitive impairment.

The team includes:

  • the community geriatrician
  • an Australian Government's Home and Support Program dementia nurse, and
  • an occupational therapist.

Read more on dementia services in the NT.

Last updated: 08 September 2020

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