Staying healthy means you can make the most of your life as you get older.

Aboriginal people

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.

Continence

Find out where to get Continence support.

Dementia

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.

Dental care

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.

Disability

Find out what disability services are available including for health and wellbeing, equipment and assistive technology, concessions, transport and parking, and NDIS in South Australia.

Eyesight

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 offer 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.

Healthy eating

Meals on Wheels provides meals delivered to your home to help older people live independently.

These websites provide information on healthy eating:

Hearing

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 card holders.

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.

Preventing falls

Falls are one of the major causes of injury for older people.

For information on preventing falls:

Staying active

Tips on staying active both mentally and physically is available on the Staying active web pages.

For further information on staying active:

Vaccinations and immunisation

The Australian Government Department of Health website has information on Immunisation for seniors.

For the latest on COVID-19 vaccinations visit the SA COVID-19 website.

Your doctor can provide more information.


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Page last updated 27 July 2021

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