Help at Home

5 May 2021

As you get older, living independently in your own home can become more difficult. If you’re finding it harder to do the things you used to, you can ask for some help at home.

Asking for help doesn’t mean losing your independence; it’s quite the opposite. Getting a little help with daily activities means you can stay independent in your own home for longer. In fact, a little support can lead to a much better life.

It might sound a bit daunting, but Southern Cross Care Queensland (SCCQ) aged care experts are here to support you every step of the way to help you navigate the aged care system.

Help at home looks different for different people. It may mean getting help with shopping and cooking. Or it could be receiving personal care to bath, dress, and get in and out of bed. It may even mean getting modifications to improve your safety and movement around the house.

Getting some help at home can enable you to continue to live independently in your own home for as long as possible.

How does it work?

The Australian Government subsidises the cost of home support services that you can receive in the comfort of your own home. What you need to pay depends on your services and in some cases, your financial situation.

How do I access these services?

Depending on your care needs, services can be accessed through the Commonwealth Home Support Program or a Home Care Package. An assessment process determines what program is more suitable for you.

So to get started, call us on 1800 800 300 or fill in the form on the contact us page and we’ll call you back. Our friendly aged care advisers will discuss what assistance and services you need so you can continue living independently at your own home. We can even help you register and book an assessment through My Aged Care.