SENIORS are being invited to have their say on the government's new My Aged Care website before it launches.
The My Aged Care website is being revamped and Australians aged 65 or over are needed to test the new-look site.
COTA SA's social enterprise The Plug-in - a specialist market insights operation which connects older people with business, industry and researchers - has been engaged to help test the new website before it goes live.
"We are looking for older people and family members involved in their care to spend 15 to 20 minutes online, exploring the new website and then sharing their experience, feedback and insights about it through an online survey," said Plug-in Community Manager Michelle Mitolo.
"This is a unique opportunity to influence the My Aged Care website and help make it easier for people to get the answers they need about access to aged care services."
The My Aged Care team would like to hear from a variety of people who are either just starting the process to look at accessing aged care services through to those people who are already receiving services.
When participants go online and register, they will be given a link to the new website. The testing process will require participants to explore the new website and answer an online survey to provide feedback.
"They will be shown examples of the new website in contrast to the current website and will be asked to give their feedback," said Ms Mitolo.
"The more people we have involved, the better we can provide insights and hopefully help deliver a better website."
To be eligible participants need to be aged 65 or over, or under-65 year olds who are exploring o arranging aged care services for a family member or friend.
They must be available to complete the testing and feedback provess online by Friday June 21.
"If you are someone who might use a website to get information for yourself or someone you care for, we would like to hear from you and know what you think," saud Ms Mitolo.
"Now is the perfect time to share your valuable opinions and have an influence on how people access information related to aged care services in the future."
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For further information contact Michelle Mitolo on (08) 8224 5588 or email firstname.lastname@example.org