If you are wondering if it is time for supported care at home for yourself or a loved one, there is help available.
While many people continue to care for family in their homes, there are specialist support services available through government subsidised schemes and private services to help care for those most in need.
To help older, vulnerable Australians feel safe and to provide peace of mind to families and carers, the Federal Government is providing more access to personal monitoring systems for seniors during self-isolation.
Any older Australian experiencing distress, confusion or needing someone to talk about their concerns during this COVID-19 outbreak, can call the support line on 1800 171 866.
During this increased time at home in isolation, being connected online is more important than ever.
But for older Australians who are switching to online support and services, they may be finding this new way of living and communicating quite challenging and daunting.