Introduction to Home Care


Living independently in your own home is not always easy when you get older. 

Sometimes simple tasks like taking a shower or getting dressed can become a major ordeal, and if you no longer have a driver’s licence, getting to appointments can be hard.

With the right support, you can receive help to make your life easier, and this will enable you to continue living in your own home.

Depending on your needs, you can receive support in many areas including:

  • Help with domestic tasks such as laundry, cleaning or meal preparation

  • Transport to appointments, shopping

  • Assistance with personal care such as showering and dressing

  • Gardening and home maintenance

  • Medication management

  • Counselling and support

  • Fitness and rehabilitation

  • Allied health support such as podiatry or occupational therapy

  • After hospital care

  • Goods and equipment such as mobility aides

  • Social support and other activities

  • Nursing care such as changing dressings on wounds

  • End of life care at home

Private homecare

You can pay entirely for your home support services through a private homecare provider. Private home care providers offer the full range of services including 24-hour Registered Nurses for complex care needs, physiotherapists and drivers, and carers to assist with shopping and personal care. There is no limit to the number of hours of care provided.


There is no need for government assessments. The provider will talk with you and tailor a package according to your needs and wishes.

As private home care services are arranged directly between you and the private home care company, be sure to ask for a full breakdown of what you will be receiving and paying for, and where there may be any additional costs.