In-home care

Domiciliary Care

Domiciliary Care provides home based services to older people in metropolitan Adelaide. We support you to remain living at home by providing services that enable you to maintain or regain your independence, wellbeing and quality of life.

For information about the recent decision to transfer Domiciliary Care services to non-government management, see Future changes to disability and aged care services on the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion website.

Domiciliary Care will continue to accept referrals and deliver the services outlined on this page while the changes are being made.

How to apply

Over 65 (over 50 if Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander)

Contact My Aged Care and ask to be referred to Domiciliary Care for services:

My Aged Care may arrange an independent in-home assessment of your needs.

When we receive your referral from My Aged Care, one of our staff will contact you to arrange an initial appointment.

Under 65 (under 50 if Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander)

Phone Domiciliary Care Access Service on 1300 295 673.

One of our staff will talk to you about your needs to support you to remain living at home.

Domiciliary Care referral form - (411.3 KB DOCX)

Domiciliary Care referral form - (2.8 MB RTF)

Fees

Fees are charged for our services. Reduced fees may be agreed for people experiencing hardship.

For more information about fees call Domiciliary Care Fees Office on 1800 110 033.

Services provided

Domiciliary Care services are designed to support you to continue to live at home. We aim to ensure you regain or maintain your wellbeing and independence.

Domiciliary Care Client Brochure (213.5 KB PDF)
Domiciliary Care Services Booklet (3.4 MB PDF)

Allied health and therapy services

You may access one or more Allied Health and Therapy services according to your needs to restore, improve or maintain your independence and wellbeing.

Restorative services

These short-term, home based services, aim to improve and strengthen your confidence to move around, connect with your community and assist you to regain your mobility and independence.

Equipment and assistive technology

Through the Domiciliary Equipment Service, we can provide equipment such as shower chairs, walking frames and commodes to help you be active and manage daily tasks.

Domiciliary Care can provide customised equipment to support people to remain living at home, when they are not eligible through any other source.

For more information - see Equipment and home modifications.

Home modification

Simple home modifications such as grab rails or ramps can be provided to improve your safety in your home.

For more information - see Equipment and home modifications.

Respite and carer support

Our staff can provide support to you, whilst your carer has some time out to do other things of their choice.

Social support

Support is available to assist you to do your shopping, attend appointments or other community activities.

Centre based activities are available for people with memory loss. These group activities assist in maintaining function and life skills whilst providing social opportunities.

Personal care

Domiciliary Care can help you with daily self-care tasks such as showering and dressing to support you at home.

Domestic assistance

We can also help with cleaning and other household tasks, or provide specialist help with situations of hoarding and squalor.

Adults with chronic conditions

Domiciliary Care can provide a range of services for adults under 65 years of age and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people under 50 years of age to maintain your independence at home.

Palliative care services

Domiciliary Care can provide access to a range of home based allied health, equipment and support services in conjunction with Specialist Community Palliative Care Services with the aim of maximising your quality of life and ability to continue to manage at home.


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Page last updated 16 February 2017

Provided by:
Department for Communities and Social Inclusion
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http://www.sa.gov.au/topics/care-and-support/in-home-care/domiciliary-care
Last Updated:
16/02/17
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