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Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

Care and independence

This section contains information to help if you are elderly person or a person with disability and would like to stay living in your own home or wish to look at supported accommodation options. If you care for a relative, an elderly person or a person with disability, you will also find links to specialist resources here.

Domiciliary Care

Domiciliary Care provides home based services in metropolitan Adelaide which help older people who need assistance to live at home and be as independent and supported as possible. Services include personal care, domestic assistance, respite and dementia care, falls prevention, palliative care, allied health therapy and equipment services. Domiciliary Care services can assist people to regain independence, maintain wellbeing and have an improved quality of life in the community.

Dementia care

A range of services and resources are available to help make the home a safer place, for those living with dementia.

Help at home

Family, friends and neighbours can offer great support for older people, but when they are not available or extra assistance is needed, there are other sources of help.

Home modifications and equipment

The addition of things like ramps, support rails and other equipment can help to make life at home easier and safer for people.

Carer and family support

Information and help for those providing ongoing care and assistance to a person who has a disability, chronic illness (including mental illness), is frail and requires assistance carrying out everyday tasks.

Office for Carers

The South Australian Office for Carers administers the South Australian Carers Recognition Act 2005 and works with other State Government agencies to improve the focus and response of government to the issues of carers.


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