Participants of the scheme are people over 65 (50 for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People) who are socially isolated or are at risk of social isolation or loneliness. Visits can be in aged care homes or in the home of someone who is receiving or is approved for a home care package.
There is no cost to participants of the Scheme.
People can be referred to the Scheme by anyone and could include;
- Their aged care facility or package provider
- A family member
- A friend or neighbour