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Care and Support

Depending on your current situation, you may require support either in the form of financial assistance or in-home care. This section will assist you in finding the services to best support your continued personal safety, quality of life and access to reliable help if you need it.

Personal safety

I would like assistance to ensure my continued personal safety:

  • Financial assistance related to essential home telephone costs
  • Financial assistance related to medical alarm rental and monitoring
  • Elder abuse and neglect prevention services
  • Keeping safe from scams, cons and rip-offs

Household assistance

I would like assistance related to my household:

  • Help with living costs
  • Retirement home and other assisted living help
  • Temporary Additional Support

Health related assistance

I would like assistance to promote my ongoing health:

  • General assistance
  • Community Services Card
  • Pharmaceutical Subsidy Card
  • Disability Allowance
  • Medical alarms (rental and monitoring)
  • High Use Health Card
  • Hearing aids
  • Home help

Extra help

I require a Special Needs Grant to help me meet my urgent payment deadlines.

Information for caregivers

I am a caregiver to someone else, what is available for:

  • Financial assistance for caregivers
  • Kinship caregivers and caring for grandchildren
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