Staying healthy means you can make the most of your life as you get older.
Information about Help for older Aboriginal people including health and wellbeing, concessions, legal issues, and help at home.
Care and support
Information about In-home care and Respite and other support for carers.
Concessions and grants
Information about Concessions, benefits and grants including the Seniors Card that may be available to you.
Find out where to get Continence support.
If you want to have your memory checked or get someone assessed there are memory clinics available in public hospitals.
Download the information sheet Dementia: Safety in the Home (273.2 KB PDF).
The healthdirect website has information on Alzheimer's disease and Dementia.
SA Dental provides a range of dental services to eligible adults at community clinics throughout South Australia.
The healthdirect website has information on Dental care.
Find out what disability services are available including health and wellbeing, equipment and assistive technology, concessions, transport and parking, and NDIS in South Australia.
The Royal Society for the Blind provides older South Australians with vision loss, the necessary equipment, and skills to live as independently as possible.
Beyond Blindness provides a range of services to its members such as financial assistance, social support, and advocacy.
Guide Dogs SA/NT offers a range of free services for people with low vision including vision assessments, support, and advice.
You may be eligible for cheaper glasses or contact lenses with GlassesSA if you have a Centrelink or Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) card.
The healthdirect website has information on Eye health tips for over-60s.
Getting help at home
Find out about Getting help at home and In-home care.
Meals on Wheels provides meals delivered to your home to help older people live independently.
These websites provide information on healthy eating:
- Healthy Eating For Older Adults - SA Health
- Healthy eating over 60 - healthdirect
- Food and nutrition - Australian Government Department of Health.
Consult your doctor if your hearing loss is causing you concern.
The Australian Government Hearing Services provides hearing assessments and hearing devices to eligible concession cardholders.
Can:Do Hearing provides free hearing assessments, and subsidised hearing aids for pensioners and veterans.
The healthdirect website has information on Hearing loss.
Mental health services
Mental health services for older persons in South Australia include mental health assessments, short-term intervention, and longer-term support.
The healthdirect website has information on Older people and mental health.
Personal alert system
People can use the Personal AlertSA device to call for help if they are unable to use the phone in an emergency. Some newer devices can detect falls, keep working when you leave the house, and find your location in an emergency.
Falls are one of the major causes of injury for older people.
For information on preventing falls:
- Falls and preventing harm from falls - SA Health
- Falls and the elderly - healthdirect.
Tips on staying active both mentally and physically are available on the Staying active web pages.
For further information on staying active:
- Physical activity guidelines for older adults - healthdirect
- Fitness and exercise for older adults - SA Health
Vaccinations and immunisation
The Australian Government Department of Health website has information on Immunisation for seniors.
Your doctor can provide more information.
On this site
- Getting help at home
- Seniors' health - healthdirect
- A-Z of health topics - healthdirect
- Find a health service for doctors and other medical services in your area - healthdirect
- Health topics - Australian Government Department of Health
- Health and treatment - Department of Veteran's Affairs