Aged & Carer Services
Uniting assists older people to live in their own homes for longer with the right supports. We help carers of all ages to access services and respite to maintain their own health and wellbeing.
At Uniting our services are all about you. We take the time to get to know you, your situation, needs and goals. We work with you to explore all available options.
We pride ourselves on finding solutions for all your needs. Dream big and Uniting will help you get there.
Supporting older people in the community
We work with older people to access short-term services if you unwell, or long-term home care packages if you have ongoing needs.
Our professional, compassionate team aim to offer you the widest range of support services at the lowest possible cost. Unlike most providers, we do not charge a daily basic care fee.
Supports may include things like:
- case management, care planning and co-ordination
- help with bathing, dressing, or other personal care
- shopping and meal preparation
- laundry, cleaning, gardening or pet care
- nursing or allied health
- programmes and activities in your local community
- homeshare program
Uniting makes it easy for you to navigate the aged care system to ensure that you can access the supports and services that you deserve.
Supporting the wellbeing of carers
Uniting delivers a range of funded services for carers. A carer is anyone who provides care to another person without being paid.
Carers can be any age, from any background. A carer can be:
- a child at school whose parent, grandparent or sibling needs help
- a parent with a special needs child
- an adult whose parent or spouse is ageing and unable to manage at home
- anyone who supports another person living with a disability or mental illness.
Uniting delivers a range of government-funded services for eligible carers so you can take a break, build your skills and look after your own physical and mental wellbeing.
We can provide you with:
- planned or emergency in-home or out-of-home respite care
- advice and guidance to help build your own skills
- in-home services if that’s what you need
- help to access and navigate aged care if you care for an older person
- support to prepare for transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) if you care for someone who is eligible for the scheme.
If we can’t assist you because of government eligibility requirements, we’ll help you to find someone who can.