May 3, 2024

Why a podcast about Aged Care

Australia’s aged care system is complex and can disadvantage the people it’s meant to support. We teach people how the system works and how to get the support they need to stay living in their own home for as long as possible.

Learn about My Aged Care, the programs of support that you can get in-home, the assessment teams, home care packages, what to do if your needs increase, and what will change when the reforms begin.

We want to educate people to get the support for their loved ones that we were able to get for our dad as his needs changed, his dementia progressed and he reached the end of his life. We accessed different aged care programs at different times. Knowing what was available enabled us to give him the appropriate care at each step of the way.

In this episode:

  • Why we talk about in-home aged care support 
  • Topics that we’ll be covering in future
  • Our personal experience and Dad’s story
  • Programs of support that are utilised in different circumstances
  • Clinical input to improve outcomes and quality of life
  • When should you be thinking about getting some support?
  • Aged care is so much more than nursing homes

Resources Mentioned: 

“My Parents Are Ageing, What the Heck Do I Do?” Author – Coral Wilkinson 

Access Australian aged care information and services | My Aged Care  

Connect with Coral (Host info): 




About Your Aged Care Compass Podcast:

Are you supporting an older loved one at home and ready to give up because it’s just too hard? Your Aged Care Compass is aimed at anyone who is caring for an older loved one who still lives at home and is wondering what support is available to them.

We're Coral and Michelle, the sisters behind our business, See Me Aged Care Navigators.

Coral is a registered nurse with over 30 years’ experience in both health and aged care. A former assessor with the aged care assessment team, an advocate and author, there’s not much Coral doesn’t know about Australia’s aged care system.

Michelle is a former pharmacist with over 30 years in the public health and private sectors of pharmacy. Michelle is now client care manager for our business. 

Our story started as one of supporting our parents to remain in their own home, to be as independent as possible and remain connected to their community. We reached a point however, of needing extra support and we achieved this because we know Australia’s aged care system so well, we knew what programs could assist us and our parents.

This podcast, Your Aged Care Compass, brings together not only our personal experience in supporting our own ageing parents but also our vast professional experience in supporting other families to keep their loved ones at home. 

We will help you makes sense of Australia’s aged care system, from your first contact with My Aged Care through to the different funding streams and assessment workforces, management options for home care packages and extra funding that people might be eligible for.

There's so much more. Topics relating to dementia and legal and financial considerations will be covered, as well as real life stories of where it went wrong for people and how we guided them to get it right.


Your Aged Care Compass will guide you clearly and compassionately to the right support at the right time for your ageing parents and loved ones. 

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We're passionate about ensuring people understand the aged care system

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