People over the age of 65 at the time of a serious TBI are likely to be eligible for Australian Government funded aged care services (and may also be required to make a contribution to their cost).
There are Australian Government aged care programs to support people living independently in their homes and to provide alternatives where they are unable to continue living independently in their own homes, e.g. aged care home.
Eligibility criteria includes:
- older person is usually 65+ or 50+ for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- finding it harder to do the things they used to do.
Everyone who has an assessment through My Aged Care and is found to need services is eligible to access services that may be partly or fully funded by the Australian Government; and are regulated by the Australian Government.