If you need help to enable you to stay living at home in your community, there are services that may be able to provide support. The Commonwealth Aged Care Information Line provides information about disability, aged care and other support services for people who are 65 years or older and their carers. You can call the Aged Care Information Line on 1800 200 422.

If you are under 65 and have a disability or condition that restricts your day-to-day living, you may be eligible for support through the Community Care program – You can contact your local Community Care provider directly, or phone your local Community Access Point on 1800 600 300. You do not need a referral.

Ozcare

Ozcare is a leading not for profit organisation that provides a wide range of health and community services throughout Queensland. With over 210 services available, operations extend from Port Douglas in the far north, across to Mt Isa in the west and down to Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast – www.ozcare.org.au.

PRIVATE CARE

Private Care has been providing high quality health care services for over 35 years. Their employees are dedicated to understanding you and your needs, and providing the highest standard of care. Your independence, dignity, individuality and quality of life are our primary focus. They have experienced Registered Nurses who will work closely with you and your family to design a care plan tailored to your needs and preferences. Private Care offers an extensive range of services and options to suit your needs. You can mix and match service types and durations as your needs change over time. There are no fixed contracts, so you can stop or start a new service at any time. After hospitalisation or illness, simply increase your services. As you recover and your independence increases, just let us know and you can reduce your services again. They specialise in home care services throughout New South Wales (NSW) and parts of Queensland (QLD).

NSW: Sydney, the Central Coast, Newcastle, the Hunter, the Southern Highlands and South Coast

QLD: Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast

Their housekeeping services make your home a haven you love coming back to. Imagine arriving home to a clean house, with the laundry done and fresh linen on the beds. The shopping is in the cupboards and a fresh meal on the table.

Your Home Care

We provide personalised, professional care to people needing support in their home to manage injury and/or illness, and to help maintain their independent living. We have a range of carers and nurses, providing care for one hour or 24, 7 days a week.  We provide personal care, respite and companion carers, specialized nursing for wounds, IV medication, stoma and pain management, after surgery and palliative care. We also arrange domestic services and can find any health equipment for you.

Service Area:  Sunshine Coast – http://yourhomecare.net.au/

Ability One – Hire Your Own Carers (QLD)

Address Level 2, 345 Ann Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, Phone 1800 004 977, Fax (07) 3229 7867

Ability One make it possible for you to hire your own carers, companions and even Nurses, without waiting for Government assessments or funding; and without paying $$ expensive care agency rates. The staff works directly for you.  Ability One provide all the managerial, payroll and administrative support; and your family have as much involvement as you choose.

Alzheimer’s Assoc of QLD In Home Care, Maint & Social Support

Phone (07) 3422 3000

The Alzheimer’s Association of Queensland provides a continuum of care for people with Dementia and their carers – from our 24 hour Dementia Helpline, to respite options and residential care homes. The Alzheimer’s Association of Queensland’s services are available 24 hours a day and offer a range of flexible options including in-home, overnight, centre based day respite and support for working carers.

Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care is a private non-medical provider of home care services for older people including companionship, personal assistance with showering and dressing, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, errands and incidental transport. Our services have been specifically developed to enable older people to retain their independence and live in their own homes for as long as possible.

As our services are private, there are no assessments required and services can start immediately. In addition, clients can change their schedule to suit their needs and circumstances. Clients often utilise our services to enhance existing services that they receive at home or in care facilities such as hospitals, retirement villages and nursing homes.

Care is available from two hours a day, seven days a week, including public holidays. One-on-one services are provided to clients by our dedicated CAREGivers who we carefully select, screen, train and insure. We also provide very special attention to matching each of our CAREGivers with clients to achieve the utmost compatibility.

Offices located in Brisbane South & Ipswich, Brisbane West/Inner North, Brisbane North/Caboolture, Gold Coast/Tweed, Maroochydore/Sunshine Coast – www.homeinstead.com.au