AgeSmart: assistance with non-medical care

Precedence Healthcare is working with AgeSmart, a new service initially available in Victoria, to help older people navigate their way through aged care services and maintain their independence. It provides them and their families/carers with often needed support.

Historically, GPs and practice nurses have had no real way to professionally assist patients with accessing and implementing the full mix of at-home care that is required.

Self-funded retirees in particular face difficulties with accessing support from the aged care system. Since mid-2015, extra fees have been required by the community care sector; and from early in 2017 a prioritisation system will apply to access Commonwealth subsidised aged care services.

AgeSmart can help coordinate the services and provision of any combination of non-medical support that a patient needs, including:

  • Non health services : Powers of attorney, Wills, Accounting
  • Advanced Care Plans, Aged Care Assessment services
  • Daily living support: Post hospital care Home nursing, continence management, delivered meals Aids and appliances,
  • Patient support: transport, carer respite, personal alarms, home maintenance
  • Community-based health services, top-up community care

cdmNet users can direct patients to AgeSmart by including them in the patient’s care team. GPs can also refer patients for non-medical support as part of an annual Health Assessment for patients aged 75+. Using cdmNet, AgeSmart will keep GPs informed about their patients’ non-medical care services every step of the way.

The patient fee for a comprehensive Care Plan encompassing all these non-medical supports by AgeSmart is $950.

If you would like more information on the service visit agesmart.com.au or contact them using the details below.

Web: agesmart.com.au

Phone: 1800 739 363

Email: care@agesmart.com.au