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Aged care

My Aged Care

Do you or someone who care for need assistance to keep living at home independently, or do you need information on residential aged care living? Services range from helping with daily tasks to end-of-life care, support for carers, respite care and access to residential aged care. Some of the services available while living at home are listed below (taken from My Aged Care).

Community and home support

  • domestic assistance – household jobs (e.g. cleaning or laundry)
  • personal care – help with bathing, showering or getting dressed
  • home maintenance – minor general repairs and caring for your house or garden, such as changing light bulbs or replacing tap washers
  • home modification – minor installation of safety aids, such as alarms, ramps and support rails in your home
  • nursing care – qualified nurse to dress a wound or provide continence advice at home
  • social support – group social activities in a community-based setting
  • transport – help with going shopping or attending appointments.

Food services

  • providing meals at a community centre
  • help with shopping for food, learning to cook, making meals and storing food at home
  • delivering meals to your home.

Allied health support services

  • physiotherapy (exercises, mobility, strength and balance)
  • podiatry (foot care)
  • speech pathology
  • occupational therapy (help with recovering or maintaining physical ability)
  • advice from a dietician (healthy eating)
  • other allied health and therapy services.

Respite care

Respite care provides care for you while your carer takes a break. For general information and how to apply for services at home or in aged care homes, visit the My Aged Care website.