Who we are

We are a state-wide, Victorian non-profit aged care advocacy organisation established in 1990 as Residential Care Rights. In 2006/07 we changed our name to Elder Rights Advocacy to reflect that our information, advocacy and community education work covers all forms of home-based aged care as well as residential aged care.

Our mission is to support older people’s right to quality care.

Our advocacy, information and community education covers all forms of care for older people, with a focus on Australian Government-funded home care and residential care. We are a member of the national Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN), delivering the National Aged Care Advocacy Program (NACAP), an Australian Government initiative.

Our vision is a diverse, vibrant, multicultural community, where older people are respected, heard and well-informed, and can exercise their rights and responsibilities with confidence. Our values drive our work: Respect; Integrity; Collaboration; Inclusiveness; Empowerment; Responsiveness.