Caring for someone with disability can be tiring, both physically and emotionally. The support of family, friends and community services is important.
Aged care services that provide support for the older person with disability include:
- home maintenance and modifications including repairs, garden maintenance, and installation of handrails and ramps
- goods and equipment such as a walking frame or raised toilet seat
- allied health including occupational therapy, dietitian services, and physiotherapy
- respite care, which lets you take a break while the person you care for is looked after at home, in a community centre, or in an aged care home
- Independent Living Centres, which have products and equipment to help manage disabilities in daily life.
Read about the different aged care services available for older people with disability.
The Disability Gateway assists people with a disability, their families and carers, to find and access trusted information and services. The service is open to all Australians with disability, whether they are a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant or not.