Getting help at home
While many people are happy and willing to assist with the daily care of a loved one, it’s also important to know that there is support available, whether you just need help for certain tasks or require assistance for particular times or days of the week.
My Aged Care is a government program that can help you access support at home to carry out daily tasks. A range of services are offered, all designed to assist you to maintain your independence and improve your wellbeing.
Through My Aged Care you can arrange to have someone come to your home to help with bathing, showering, dressing and toileting, along with other services.
The first step in getting help is by calling My Aged Care on 1800 200 422. You’ll be asked questions about your needs and circumstances so My Aged Care staff can refer you to the right aged care services. From there you’ll have an assessment, before being provided with a care plan that outlines the services you’ll receive.
For more information visit the My Aged Care website https://www.myagedcare.gov.au