If you or your loved one is frail, have less mobility or are sometimes forgetful, you may need personal care.

Our personal care service provided in your home assists with such matters as personal hygiene, grooming, mobility and medication prompting.

Southcare’s care support workers will assist as little or as much as you require. We will not take over. We do everything we can to support you to maintain your independence and dignity.

It may be that we assist you with personal care amongst other household duties; it depends on the care plan you have requested. If your needs change, we are flexible and a simple phone call will be enough so that we can fit in with your new routine and requirements.

Common personal care services provided include:

  • Showering and bathing
  • Hair washing and shaving
  • Dressing and undressing
  • Going to the toilet
  • Assisting with eating
  • Helping you to get in and out of bed and moving around the house
  • Medication prompting to ensure medication is taken at the right time

Services Q & A

How can I access your services?

Southcare is funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments to provide aged care services in your home and through our Social Centre. We provide these services through the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program and Home Care Packages. Access to these services is determined at a free assessment with you by a Regional Assessment Services (RAS) Team or an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) depending on the level of care you need.

Further information can be obtained by contacting our office or on the My Aged Care website.

Where do you provide your services?

Southcare is funded to provide services within the South-East Metropolitan region. Our service area includes suburbs in the Cities of South Perth, Belmont, Canning, Victoria Park, Armadale and Gosnells.

How much does it cost?

Basic services provided by us through the Home and Care (HACC) Program and subsidised by the Government start from $8 per hour. Higher and more complex need services may be provided through an Aged Care Package funding which costs more depending on the care service agreed with you.

How does it work once I have been assessed to receive subsidised aged care?

A member of our Care Coordination Team will contact you to arrange an appointment to come out and meet you. Your family members or a friend may also be present at this meeting, should you desire. Together. we will create a care plan with you centred on your needs and aspirations. Once this has been agreed, we will both sign off on it and your services will commence. You will receive a copy of the Care Plan for keep at your home.

What about Private Care

Southcare also provides Private Care services which are not subsidised by the Government.