Explore the OPAN self-advocacy toolkit

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The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) has released a free self-advocacy toolkit with information and resources to support you in speaking up for better aged care.

The toolkit gives guidance in relation to:

  • You or your parent’s aged care rights and options
  • Solving common aged care problems
  • Protecting yourself from harm
  • Help with decision making
  • Aged care costs.

Understanding what you can reasonably expect from your aged care provider is important information to have when speaking up for yourself or someone you care for.

Visit https://opan.org.au/toolkit to take control of your aged care experience. If you need more support, call OPAN on 1800 700 600.


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