This category features a range of non-residential (in-home and community-based) services for older people in Australia. Most are focused on helping aged persons to remain living in their own home longer.
Aged care services are provided by private, public and not-for-profit providers. They include services that focus on a specific aspect of assistance and those that offer a co-ordinated range of services. For example, Home and Community Care (HACC) may include personal care, domestic assistance, nursing care, allied health care, food services and home maintenance, amongst other services. A Community Aged Care Package (CACP) is a coordinated package through a care manager, available to aged persons eligible for low level residential care. The Extended Aged Care at Home Package (EACH) is another coordinated package of care, available to people eligible for high level residential aged care. Both CACP and EACH require an assessment by an Aged Care Assessment Team.
Some aged care services are designed to meet specific needs, such as memory clinics, meals on wheels and dementia support. Others aim to meet the care needs of specific groups, such as culture, religion-specific and occupation-specific services. For example, the Australian Government Department of Veterans Affairs provides Veterans Home Care for eligible aged persons.
Private aged care providers and nursing agencies offer a variety of services tailored to individual needs. Some of these are also featured in the categories under Home care.
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022Nightingale Nursing provides Community Support Services in Sydney. It opened in 2009 to provide nursing, care and support services to the elderly, frail and disabled living in their own homes, or in residential or assisted living facilities in the community.
A Compassionate Relocation Service for Seniors
CLONTARF, NSW 2093Ready Steady Relax can co-ordinate all tasks associated with your move. We can:
Provide a free initial assessment
Liaise with those close to you
Sort, de-clutter pack and label your things
Arrange valuations and sale of items
Organise collections by charities
Prepare your home for sale or rent
Refer you to expert and ethical advice
Provide these services to deceased estates
Dr. Nader Yakoub
Private Consultant Psychiatrist
Seaford, VIC 3198Peninsula Aged Psychiatry is a private psychiatric service for the aged persons living on the Mornington Peninsula and surrounding areas of Melbourne. The consulting room is in Seaford, Victoria. We also provide home visits to residents of aged care facilities.
Hobart, TAS 7000COTA TAS is the peak body representing the needs & interests of older people in Tasmania.
Our vision is an inclusive society which values, supports & respects older people.
Our mission is promoting, improving & protecting the needs, rights & interests of older Tasmanians with a focus on the vulnerable & disadvantaged.
Brisbane, QLD 4000COTA Queensland is part of the national Council on the Ageing organisation. COTA Queensland promotes the interest of senior Queeenlanders.
Melbourne, VIC 3000COTA Victoria represents older people in the state of Victoria.
Mooroolbark, VIC 3138
Department of Health and Ageing
CANBERRA CITY, ACT 2600The Department of Health and Ageing website is a rich source of information for consumers and health professionals about ageing related services, including assessment for residential care, Community Aged Care Packages (CACPs), referral to community care services and respite care.
Wayville, SA 5034The Australian Meals on Wheels Association is the peak organisation of Meals on Wheels services in Australia for the frail, aged and younger people with disabilities. It publishes the Connecting magazine. People interested in offering volunteer services will find their nearest service provider on the Australian Meals on Wheels Association website.
Footscray, VIC 3011Emergency after hours respite service. Short-term personal care and in-home support for people with disabilities, the frail aged and their carers - living in northern, eastern and western metropolitan Melbourne.