Help at Home

Wanting to stay in your own home and remain independent in your senior years?  Are you having trouble managing at home and need some help to do things like housekeeping, gardening or your day-to-day care?

There are services available to you that will improve your quality of life.  Everyone’s needs are different and luckily there are a large range of services available to you.

The kinds of services available are:

Personal Care

  • Bathing
  • Taking medication
  • Getting in and out of bed

Domestic Assistance

  • General house cleaning
  • Installing a security light
  • Clearing the yard of debris

Allied Health / Therapy Services

  • Podiatry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy

Social Support Services

  • In-home social calls
  • Phone and internet communication services
  • Group social activities

Specialised Support Services

  • For those needing specialised services to aid a condition, e.g. poor vision, dementia

Home Modification Services

  • Grab Rails and/or ramps installed
  • Accessible bathroom redesign

Goods, equipment and assistive technology

Help with mobility, communication, reading, and personal care limitations, here are just a few examples:

  • Robotic vacuum cleaners
  • Shower chairs
  • Walking Frames

Transport Services

Help you to get out and about to appointments and community activities.

  • Driver services
  • Travel vouchers and subsidies
  • Community Bus transport services via your Council – (where available)


  • Meal delivery
  • Assistance with food preparation

Nursing Care

  • At home help to treat and monitor those with medical conditions

Can I Get These Services?

Eligibility is based on need.  You may be eligible for services if you have:

  1. Noticed a change in what you can do or remember
  2. Been diagnosed with a medical condition or reduced mobility
  3. Experienced a change in family care arrangements
  4. Experienced a recent fall or hospital admission