Aged Care

South Western Sydney covers Bankstown, Liverpool, Fairfield, Campbelltown, Liverpool, Camden, Wollondilly, and the Southern Highlands. It is expected the largest population growth in this area will be in the 70-84 year old bracket, making their health needs a priority. 

Older Australians (65 years and over) are likely to experience more sickness and use more medications.

Unhealthy eating and too much sitting can also make you sick, weak and unable to do the tasks that you need to do everyday.

The key to healthy ageing is to see your Doctor regularly, eat healthy foods, and keep active.   

For information on healthy eating, staying active, preventing falls and immunisation click on the links below:

Healthy Aging

For information on managing dementia, incontinence, heart failure, stroke, depression and anxiety click on the link below:

Ageing and Medical Conditions

Age Matters

Commonwealth Home Support Program: For information on the services and support for older people, their families and their carers please call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au.

Abuse concerns: No older person should be subject to any form of abuse visit ‘Elder Abuse’ for more information. (NSW elder abuse helpline or visit myaged care)

Advance Care Planning: Advanced care planning you may consider as you get older. Tell others what you want to happen if you become too sick or unable to speak up for yourself. My Wishes is about making a plan with your Doctor in advance so that others don’t have to guess your wishes for your medical care. For more information visit www.mywishes.org.au or Planning Ahead Tools any questions email to sherlin.shankar@sswahs.nsw.gov.au.

Palliative Care: Palliative care helps to improve a person’s quality of life when facing a life-threatening illness. The person is given medical treatment as well as care for relief of pain and other distressing symptoms. The aim is not to speed up or to delay death but respect the dying person’s life and accept that dying is a normal part of life. Support is also given to keep the person as active as they can and to help the family cope through the process. More information can be found on the Palliative Care NSW website or fact sheets.