In this edition of the Otway Health Check, Assessment Officer and Social Support Coordinator, Pollyanna Day takes us through the My Aged Care process with Communications Officer, Sarah Bell and Segment Producer, Bob Knowles. Polly provides insight into My Aged Care and describes a typical assessment that is used to help determine the level of care needed to remain living independently at home. Polly also highlights Respite Care services offered by Otway Health and let’s us know that it’s OK to take some time out for ourselves.

Polly and Sarah later discuss the importance of having social support groups in the local community and call out for suggestions for upcoming groups.

Listen to the podcast below or download from 3ABR’s stream on Podbean

Want to get started with My Aged Care?

Visit the My Aged Care website –

We can help!

To have a chat with Polly about your care or respite needs, phone (03) 5237 8500.

Do you have an idea for a social support group?

Send through your ideas via our Contact page.

The Otway Health Check is a fortnightly program airing on 3ABR Apollo Bay Radio on Tuesdays between 11.00am – 11.30am. Tune in for the latest health news and information.


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