Home care

If you're aged 65 and over or have a disability, the City of Kingston has a range of services, to support you to live independently in your own home for as long as you wish to. 

At the beginning of your ageing journey you may just need one or two services. For instance, you may start off with some fortnightly housework. As your needs increase, you may require more services such as shopping and personal care.  

If you are in need of many services multiple times per week, you may be approved for a Home Care Package. With a home care package  package you receive budget and you can choose how your money is spent. You can also access additional services including podiatry, nursing, occupational therapy and purchase equipment. You are also allocated a care manager who can support you to make the most of your budget and provide advice to you along the way. 

Please visit the AccessCare website for further information.

Starting out with support

The following subsidised services are available for City of Kingston residents under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme:

  • community bus
  • taxi cards
  • volunteer transport
  • social outings and day trips
  • personal care
  • light housework and laundry
  • home maintenance and modifications
  • meals and shopping assistance
  • respite.

Advanced home support

In addition to the above list, the following services are available under a Home Care Package: 

  • nursing, podiatry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and other allied health services
  • equipment purchases
  • case management provided by tertiary qualified advisers
  • gardening.

How to apply

To find out what services you are eligible for visit the My Aged Care website or call 1800 200 422.

More information

For more information on our services visit the AccessCare website or call our friendly team on 1300 819 200.