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Older Adults

As we mature our vision changes. Holding onto the quality of life you’ve enjoyed is important. 

You may be concerned about how you will stay independent and in your own home, or how you’ll adapt to a new level of vision. Whatever you want to do at this stage in life, you can depend on Vision Australia to provide guidance, reassurance and the plan you need to stay in control of your life. 

We can help you:

  • Connect individually or in social groups with people you relate to
  • Use phones, email and social media so you can stay in touch with others
  • Participate in hobbies and social experiences (such as crosswords, current affairs conversation, footy tipping and book groups)
  • Understand more about your vision and what it means in practical terms
  • Reinforce or learn new skills and strategies for managing and staying in your home, such as cooking, cleaning and gardening.
  • Access a wide range of reading material such as books and newspapers – with over 46,000 titles available through our library
  • Enjoy television and live entertainment
  • Learn to use a computer with screen magnification, high contrast or speech output
  • Learn skills so you can get around safely both in your home and out in the community
  • Access other services and support to make your life easier
  • Emotional support when you need it 

You and your family can access Vision Australia’s support to help you adjust and increase your resilience. This support can help everyone involved acknowledge and understand the emotions associated with living with vision loss. It can also introduce you to strategies and options to help you feel confident and continue to thrive.

Working together

Your relationship with Vision Australia means we’ll always be available whenever you need us, ready to provide versatile support as your requirements change over time. Together we can develop your individual plan so you can live your life the way you want to. Your dedicated support person and advocate will help you make it happen. They’ll get to know you and any others on your team and tailor support and services to suit your needs.

Funding

Understanding My Aged Care

My Aged Care is the Australian Government’s new entry point to aged care services for people over the age of 65, or people over the age of 50 who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

My Aged Care provides access to information, assesses your needs and connects you with support services that can be delivered in your home or at an aged care facility. My Aged Care is currently available in all states and territories except for Western Australia.

Making My Aged Care work for you

As a registered My Aged Care provider, Vision Australia fully understands the new system. We’re here to answer any question and discuss every concern until you have everything clear. 

Step by step support

Vision Australia can step you through the registration process. You can work with us to get the most out of your plan. You can do this with us on the phone, in person with one of our specialists at a location that suits you, or you can visit one of our offices around Australia.

Visit the My Aged Care page here for more information on how Vision Australia can help.


Contact us

Contact us early and get the support you need. For more information on Vision Australia’s services call our helpline on 1300 84 74 66 or email info@visionaustralia.org. You can also connect with our services here


More information

  • Newly diagnosed

    If you have recently been diagnosed with a vision impairment you probably have a lot of questions and concerns.

  • My Aged Care

    Vision Australia is a registered provider with My Aged Care, the Australian Government’s new way of delivering aged care services for people over the age of 65.

  • Our low vision clinics

    Assisting people to maximise the use of their remaining vision

  • Learning to live independently

    There are many different strategies used by people who are blind or have low vision that assist with enhancing their independence and safety.

  • Connecting with others

    A great way to share information, tips, and experience on living with blindness or low vision and get emotional or social support from peers.