As an older person living at home, you’ll need to make sure that you’re taking care of yourself. But living at home doesn’t mean you have to do everything yourself. There are supports available to help you live safely and independently.
Take advantage of any services available in the community, like having groceries, meals and medicines delivered to you. Engage a gardener or handyperson for those more difficult tasks around the house. Arrange for a cleaner to come round and tackle those hard-to-reach places. Not only does this help reduce some of the chores you have to do, but it frees up time to enjoy doing other things.
If there are certain daily tasks you struggle with, help is available through the Australian Government’s My Aged Care website. This initiative can connect you with programs that subsidise the cost of in-home assistance for various daily tasks and household chores. You can apply for an assessment on the website and find support services.