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Caring for someone with a disability

Caring for someone with a 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 a disability include:

  • home maintenance and modifications including repairs, garden maintenance and installation of hand rails 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 eligibility for older people with a disability to access aged care services.

Last reviewed: 3 May, 2018.