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Support for Living at Home

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Support for Living at Home

Home Nursing Services

Community Nursing
ACT Health Directorate
02 6207 9977

Offers a full range of nursing care in the home.

Kincare Community Services ACT
1300 733 510

Provides domestic assistance, personal care, nursing care, transport and social support.

Private Home Nursing Agencies
A number of private agencies provide home nursing services. Check the listings under ‘Nursing Services’ in the Yellow Pages directory.

Local Community Services

Community Options Inc
02 6295 8100

Provides a full range of in-home support and community access services for people with a chronic illness, disability and their carers.

Duo Services Australia
02 6287 2870

Provides a full range of support at home and in the community for children/ young people with disabilities and their families, adults with disabilities, frail aged people and people with mental health conditions living in the ACT to enable them to live in their own home.

Linen Service
Duo Services Australia
02 6287 2870

Twice weekly delivery of clean linen and pick-up of soiled linen from the home for ACT residents who require support and assistance with continence management.

Meals on Wheels
Australian Red Cross ACT
mowls@act.redcross.org.au
02 6287 4311

Delivers chilled and frozen meals to the home.

Southern Highlands Home Care Services
NSW Dept of Ageing Disability and Home Care
1300 881 144 or 02 4824 0163

Provides home care assistance for persons frail, aged and younger with a disability and their carers in the Cooma-Monaro, Goulburn Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan City, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan and Yass Valley areas.

Equipment and Home Modification

ACT Equipment Scheme
Health Directorate Village Creek Centre
37 Kingsmill Street
KAMBAH ACT 2902
02 6205 2599

Provides financial support to people with long term disabilities for the purchase and maintenance of equipment to assist them to live at home and in the community.

Chemists
Provide equipment for loan or purchase.

Duo Services Australia
02 6287 2870

Provides a full range of support at home and in the community for children/ young people with disabilities and their families, adults with disabilities, frail aged people and people with mental health conditions living in the ACT to enable them to live in their own home.

Equipment Loans Service
Health Directorate Village Creek Centre
37 Kingsmill Street
KAMBAH ACT 2902
02 6207 0658

Provides short term loan of equipment used to aid recovery and home care.

GP Medical
30 Colbee Court
PHILLIP ACT 2606
02 6282 0059

Sells rehabilitation equipment and medical products including continence aids.

Independent Living Centre
24 Parkinson Street
WESTON ACT 2611
02 6205 1900

Provides expert information and advice on equipment, building design and resources for individuals and their carers to assist people to live at home.

Linen Service
Duo Services Australia
02 6287 2870

Twice weekly delivery of clean linen and pick-up of soiled linen from the home for ACT residents who require support and assistance with continence management.

Mobility Matters
35 Townsville Street
FYSHWICK ACT 2609
02 6280 7244

Provides a large range of equipment for sale or hire.

Red Connect Personal Alarm Service
Australian Red Cross ACT
02 6234 7600

A service for those living alone or with a frail partner who may be at risk of accident or sudden illness that provides access to emergency help 24 hours a day every day of the year.

Technical Aid to the Disabled (ACT) Ltd
Grant Cameron Community Centre
27 Mulley Street
HOLDER ACT 2611
02 6287 4290

Designs and constructs aids for people experiencing disabilities where required aids are not commercially available.

Inclusion of a service in the directory does not imply endorsement of the service by Cancer Council ACT.

Updated March 2016