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Help to stay at home for people with disabilities
Most older people value being able to live in their own home, but if you’re living with a disability you may find this difficult without some outside help. That’s where friends, family and of course community services come into the picture. Community care services can be provided in your home or at a community centre through the following services:
- Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres
- Home and Community Care (HACC) Program (more information)
- Independent Living Centres (more information)
- Occupational therapists and physiotherapists
- Home maintenance schemes
- As an extra – here’s a safety checklist
Call 1800 200 422 for information. For emergency respite support outside standard business hours, Centres can be contacted on 1800 059 059.
Read more: About the Home and Community Care Program
Independent Living Centres display a comprehensive range of products to help manage disabilities in daily life. You, your carer and friends are welcome to come and try out products and equipment and decide which are most suitable for your needs. You can also contact our occupational therapists on our info-lines for advice on the types of solutions that are best for you.
Read more: Home modifications and maintenance
Read more: Safety in the home