Community Care Services

What Services Do We Provide?

Domestic Assistance:

Refers to assistance with domestic chores including cleaning, dishwashing, washing clothes, ironing and bill paying. Community Care is not a cleaning service and does not include spring cleaning, cleaning up after pets or visitors, moving heavy furniture and polishing furniture as part of our everyday services.

Personal Care:

Refers to assistance with daily self-care tasks, such as bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, grooming, getting in and out of bed and moving about the house.

Home & Yard Maintenance:

Refers to assistance with the maintenance and minor repair of the client's home, garden or yard to keep their home in a safe and habitable condition.

Social Support Individual:

Refers to assistance provided either within the home environment or while accessing community services or facilities, which is primarily directed towards meeting the client’s need for social contact and/or need for assistance in order to participate in community life.

Respite:

Is provided in order to give the carer some time away from the person for whom they care.

Nursing Care:

Refers to professional care under the guidance of a Registered Nurse. It includes time spent recording observations of a client.

Social Support Group:

Refers to attendance/participation in structured group activities designed to develop and maintain social interaction which is conducted in a centre based setting. Activities may include lunches, outings day and overnight trips.

Aids and Equipment:

Our program grants you access to a supply of medical aids and equipment.

How Much Do Services Cost?

Some services require a client contribution fee. Our Client Contributions and Fees 2022-23 can be found here.

If you are unable to pay your contribution fee, you will not be refused services. All clients are eligible to seek financial hardship assistance with their fees. To apply for financial hardship assistance, clients or their representatives will need to complete a financial hardship application form and submit to the Community Care Coordinator.

 

 

Links & Key Information

IN AN EMERGENCY ALWAYS CALL 000

Flinders Shire Council Community Care

Flinders Shire Council Head Office

Aged Care Quality & Safeguards Commission

Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN)

Translation and Interpretive Service (TIS)

Dementia Australia:

Carers Gateway:

My Aged Care

Veterans Home Care

National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIS)

Queensland Community Support Scheme (QCSS)

 

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