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The Sunshine Coast is one of the most beautiful places to live in Australia and many people make the decision to move here to retire.

Our warm climate, outdoor leisure and recreation facilities and proximity to Brisbane make it a great place to live with the assurance that major services (particularly hospital and health) are within easy reach.

For most people, growing older means that there are times when you find it difficult to manage with day-to-day living activities. You may realise you need help, or you may be caring for a friend or family member who needs help, but you just don’t know where to start or what help you can get.

This website has been developed by the Healthy Ageing Partnership – Sunshine Coast to assist you to better understand the different types of aged care services and support programs available in our region.

There are many different types of aged care services available to support you, whatever your needs. Some services can be accessed at any time for a fee and others require an assessment from a government agency to determine what level of support is required and what can be funded.

Any Australian over the age of 65 years is able to access Commonwealth subsidised aged care (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can access services and support from fifty years of age).

From 1 July, 2015 there will be three levels of aged care services and support available from aged care providers who receive funding to deliver services through the Australian Government, they are:

  • The Home Care Support Programme
  • Home Care Packages
  • Residential Aged Care Homes