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Welcome to PAT (Positive Ageing Tool)

The tool you need to stay healthier and independent for longer. Take PAT's quick two-minute Health Check to help you detect and prevent early signs of frailty.

Start PAT's Health Check
 

Three steps!

  1. Complete PAT's Health Check. It's quick, it's simple, and it equips you with the information you need to take proactive health action.
  2. Download your results. Download the series of tailored recommendations and a letter that you can take to your GP to review your health plan.
  3. Retake the check every six months. While our age changes, our physical resilience doesn't have to.

Lastly, if you are not registered with My Aged Care, progress your application to ensure you receive the health and care support you need, when you need it most.

Learn more about the tool

People doing stuff
 

Meet PAT

Hi, I’m Pat.

I’m a 72-year-old mother of two, a grandmother of two and over the last ten years, I have run the café down the road. I often look after the grandchildren, go to book clubs, keep active in the council, and link up with my bushwalking group.

I’m here to share some tips to help you stay robust and bounce back from all the uncertainty about getting older. Let’s keep up the lives you love! Welcome to my tool and I hope it helps!

Kind regards,
Pat

People doing stuff
 

A collection of helpful information for better ageing

We want you to live stronger and longer, and we’re here to help. Ageing is inevitable but the pace at which the physical changes occur can be slowed with the right activity, diet, medication and social interaction.
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How to prepare for heatwaves this summer

Support

Our top tips to help look out for older members of our community during hot days this summer.

Food and recipes to combat weight loss

Diet

Explore a number of recommendations and recipes designed for people who are losing weight without meaning to.

Get the support you need to remain independent

Support

Take advantage of a number of support services available in your local community.

Improve your sleep

Sleep advice

Almost all of us change our sleep patterns as we age, but it’s not true that we need less sleep. Trial our sleep habit tips to ...

Manage Your Pain

Pain advice

Discover a variety of treatment options to alleviate any pain you may be feeling.

Master Your Medications

Medications

Delve into methods to manage your medications to reduce side-effects and risks of falls or other injuries.

Breathing

Breathing

If you're experiencing shortness of breath, don't accept it as an inevitable part of getting older.

Upper Body Exercises

Exercise

Consider implementing these gentle upper body exercises, which are easy to perform in your own home.

Lower Body Exercises

Exercise

Consider implementing these gentle lower body exercises, which are easy to perform in your own home.

     

    Evidence based research

    The Positive Ageing Tool, commonly known as PAT, draws from Government funded research undertaken by Benetas in conjunction with Monash University. The research provides a simple assessment to help older Australians to detect, and where possible reverse, early signs of frailty. PAT is about providing people over the age of 60 with the tools that they need to build strength and capacity regardless of age.

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