New hotline for older Australians during COVID-19 pandemic launched
COTA Australia has teamed up with Older Person’s Advocacy Network, National Seniors and Dementia Australia to provide the Older Person’s COVID-19 Support Line. Supported by the Federal Government, we are here to answer all your questions, providing help, support and resources to all older Australians who are affected by Covid-19.
Call 1800 171 866 to speak with a friendly professional who is there to help. https://www.cota.org.au/news-items/mr-new-hotline-for-older-australians-during-covid-19-pandemic-launched/
OPAN CEO Craig Gear said the hotline will provide particular support to those accessing aged care services who are disproportionately impacted by health precautions and restrictions.
People are scared and confused. Many are unsure what is safe what isn’t. The hotline is an important part of what will need to be a big community response. We need everyone checking in and supporting older people in aged care in particular because they are vulnerable to both the virus and social isolation,” said Mr Gear.