Learn About Home Care
As you age, the task of looking after yourself and maintaining your home becomes more onerous. If the burden becomes too great, a range of services are available to help you stay at home. Assistance is also available if you are caring for an older person or someone with a disability. Your circumstances and requirements may influence the cost and your eligibility to receive particular assistance.
Many private and not-for-profit organisations provide home care services for seniors. Some of these services are provided on a needs basis in conjunction with government programs and are at least partly government funded. Others are provided by agreement at commercial rates, or with a charitable subsidy where the service provider is a not-for-profit organisation.
To help you find the type of home care services that you need, our Home Care Directory lets you search for home care providers in the following categories:
- Agency, business/corporate and community/charitable providers
- Individual / freelance providers.
The government programs that are partly government funded or subsidized are described here and will generally be offered by home care providers in the first of the above categories. Their listings in our Home Care Directory indicate whether they participate in any such programs.