In-home care

Domiciliary Care

Domiciliary Care provides home based services to people in metropolitan Adelaide, supporting them to remain living at home by providing services to maintain or regain independence, wellbeing and quality of life. Services are designed to support people to continue to live at home with the help they need.

Domiciliary Care services will move to non-government management by June 2018. While the changes are being made, Domiciliary Care will continue to accept referrals and deliver the services outlined on this page.

More about the changes - Department of Human Services website

How to apply for services

Domiciliary Care can provide Commonwealth Home Support Programme services to people over 65 years of age or over 50 years of age and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander through My Aged Care.

Services to people under 65 years of age or under 50 years of age and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in need of assistance who are not eligible for Disability Services can also be eligible for services through State Government programs provided by Domiciliary Care.

Please click on the tab below that is most relevant to you for contact information.

If you are receiving services from Domiciliary Care or would like to discuss your circumstances with our staff please call 1300 295 673.

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.

General Practitioners or other Service providers
Please use the following forms to refer on behalf of a person needing services:

Domiciliary Care referral form - (411.3 KB DOCX)

Domiciliary Care referral form - (2.8 MB RTF)

Palliative Care Direct Referral Form - (155.7 KB DOCX)


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)

Click on the headings below to see more about the services Domiciliary Care can provide to support you to continue to live at home with the help you need.

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. Services include Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Speech Pathology, Nutrition and Dietetics and Social Work. More information on how Allied Health and Therapy services can help you is available in the Domiciliary Care Services Booklet.

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 while providing social opportunities through the Active Minds and Wellbeing Program.

Active Minds and Wellbeing Program (508.0 KB PDF)

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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