Aged Care Support

The City is committed to supporting a diverse, connected, safe and engaged community. Part of this remit is supporting local residents as they enter their senior years. In doing so, we aim to increase public awareness of relevant programs and services such as the Australian Government's ‘My Aged Care’ program.


There are three main types of aged care support available:

Help at Home 

This may involve help with shopping and cooking or receiving personal care to bath, dress, and get in and out of bed. Help at home can enable you to continue to live independently in your own home for as long as possible.

Short-term Care 

This usually involves receiving care and support services in a suitable location (in your own home, aged care facility or other) for a set period of time from a few days to a few months.

The three main types of short-term care are restorative care, transitional care and respite care. The most suitable short-term care will depend on your needs, but all aim to help people with their day-to-day tasks and either restore or maintain their independence. 

Aged Care Homes 

Sometimes known as a nursing home or residential aged care facility, aged care homes are for those who can no longer live at home and need ongoing help with everyday tasks or health care.

The government funds a range of aged care homes across Australia providing care and support services. 

For more information visit the My Aged Care website