A care finder supports a vulnerable older person who does not have family or friends who can help, and who could not be able to arrange services without intensive support. We fully fund the care finder services in our region.
If someone requires intensive support, a local organisation can connect them with a dedicated
care finder. The care finder will meet with them, usually in person. This can be at their home or another place they choose. The care finder will ask questions to understand the person’s situation
and support them in working through the steps to address their needs.
Care finders can help with the following:
To receive care finder support, a person must:
• have no carer or support person who can help them
• have no carer or support person they feel comfortable with or trust to support them, and
• be eligible for government-funded aged care.
In addition, they should have one or more of these reasons for needing intensive support:
• have difficulty communicating because of language or literacy problems
• find it difficult to understand information and make decisions
• be reluctant to engage with aged care or government
• be in an unsafe situation if they do not receive services