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 2022Bower Healthcare 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.
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Randwick, NSW 2031We specialise in provision of expert care management services to support older Australians and those living with disability or chronic disease to live with the best possible health and quality of life where you want to be - in your own home. Our service is supported by medical research that demonstrates better health, reduced carer burden and reduced risk of nursing home or hospital admission.
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.
Melbourne, VIC 3000COTA Victoria represents older people in the state of Victoria.
Mooroolbark, VIC 3138
Department of Health and Ageing
CANBERRA CITY, ACT 2601The 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 5034Meals on Wheels Australia 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 3011annecto is an independent, not-for-profit organisation committed to connecting you to the right people so you can achieve what is important to you.
We provide flexible, individually designed aged care services to support you to live comfortably and safely at home. You decide what is most important to you, and together we plan services.
North Metropolitan Area Health Service
Department of Health, Western Australia
Stirling, WA 6021In-patient and a community mental health service.
Manningham Centre Association Inc
Doncaster, VIC 3108The Home Maintenance Service provides services on behalf of Council. Clients can also be referred through other organisations and receive services as private clients.