Frail Aged

Do you provide care to someone aged 65 or older, or over 50 if they identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?

Tasmania’s population is ageing rapidly. We often don’t think about aged care needs until a health problem, or unexpected event occurs. It can sometimes be confusing or stressful, for both you and your loved ones. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to do it all alone, there is help available.

If the person you care for needs extra support with everyday tasks, it’s a good idea to talk with them about having an aged care assessment.

My Aged Care is the first point of call for anyone wanting to access aged care support. This includes in-home supports, things like transport and social support, day centres, and respite stays in residential aged care facilities. Take the eligibility checker here:

You can apply for an assessment via the following link:

We all need a break or help in our caring role or when an emergency happens. We understand what you are going through and can help you evaluate your circumstances. We can connect you with the services and supports that will address your needs, including respite.

or by calling:

1800 200 422 (Freecall)

Mon – Fri 8am – 8pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm

Note * you will need to become an authorised representative with My Aged Care if the person you support cannot contact them by themselves. Find out more here:

Remember, it’s ok to ask for help!  If you need emergency respite due to illness or injury, extra support, information, or to talk with someone about your caring role, contact the team at Care2Serve. They can help.

If you have concerns, a complaint, or need advocacy support:
Elder Abuse
Aged Care Quality and Complaints
Advocacy Tasmania – OPAN

Get advice

Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are on hand to help you work through the emotions and challenges carers face every day.

Carer Support

Our local support programs connect you with local staff, other carers, groups, events and activities.


It’s okay to need a break from the demanding role of being a carer. We can help you to explore options and plan flexible respite.


Talking to a counsellor can help you explore ways to deal with complex situations, and to balance caring with the rest of your life.

Go to Top