Help at home with disability
People with a disability may benefit from additional services and support that will help them to live at home and be as independent as possible.
Family, friends and neighbours can offer great support but there are other sources of assistance available.
If you have a disability, these services can help you have an improved quality of life as well as providing respite and support for your caregivers.
Types of help available
Types of assistance that may be available include:
- cleaning the house and washing clothes
- personal care - help with showering and dressing
- delivered meals
- maintaining and repairing the home or garden
- getting around the house - ramps, rails and equipment
How to get help
There are many organisations offering assistance and support to help you stay independent even if you are not eligible for funded support. You may have to pay for some or all of these services.
The Disability Information Service will give you advice on how to get help:
- phone 1300 786 117
- email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SA Community is an information directory listing the help available from government, non-government and community services in South Australia.
My Aged Care provides information about help at home for older people and information for carers.