Community health services for older people
Our Community Health Services Centres offer a range of local services including:
- home-based nursing
- help with household tasks and personal care
- home maintenance
- referrals to other health and community services.
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The Australian Government Department of Health funds these programs for older people. To access these services, you need to apply for assessment through My Aged Care or call 1800 200 422.
Domestic Assistance (Help in the Home)
These service supports domestic chores, including but not limited to, assistance with:
- dish washing
- clothes washing
- paying bills.
This service helps you with daily self-care tasks, including but not limited to:
- getting in and out of bed
- moving about the house.
Home maintenance and modification
This service supports you to maintain your home, garden and/or yard to keep it in a safe condition. Home maintenance includes minor repairs and maintenance, including but not limited to:
- changing light bulbs
- replacing tap washers.
This service can also support you in making changes to your home so you can continue to live and move safely about the house. Home modifications may include:
- grab rails
- shower rails
- installation of emergency alarms
- and other items as prescribed.
Transport services help you with shopping and keeping appointments and may include travel for social activities and visiting friends. Community transport may also be provided to help you to get to:
- doctor’s appointments
- x-rays and other diagnostic services
- the chemist for prescriptions.
- Other appointments as required.
If you have difficulty preparing meals, food services deliver them to your home. They also provide meals at a community or day centre. Food services may include help with:
- food shopping
- food storage
- meal preparation.
Some services include traditional, culturally appropriate meals.
Nursing services may be provided in your home or at a community health centre by a qualified nurse. These services may be provided to you on a semi-regular or occasional basis.
Allied health services
Allied health services help you to remain mobile and lead an independent life. They can be provided at home, day centre or a community health service. These services include but are not limited to:
- speech therapy
- occupational therapy.
Social Support services assist people to participate in community life helping people to engage in their communities. Services may include but not limited to:
- Visiting services
- Telephone services
- Helping people with shopping or other activities.