If you are living with disability, you may be able to engage a wide range of disability care services to make life easier, more enjoyable and more fulfilling. The types of care you choose to access will vary greatly, depending on your needs and preferences, as well as what's available in your area.
If you're wondering what kind of community-based disability care services are available, here's a general guide to get you started.
Home Care Services
There are many community-based services available to support people with disabilities to live a happy life in the community. From occasional help with tasks such as cleaning, gardening, laundry and shopping to social support and more frequent or daily assistance with personal care and managing your domestic environment, there's a community-based disability care service designed to make facing the challenges of daily living easier.
Broadening your horizons
If you're keen to get out and engage in education, employment, community or social activities, there are disability care services designed to facilitate transport and safety and aid with accessibility and communication, making engaging with your neighbourhood and broader community more attainable and enjoyable.
Mobility aids are also available to assist anyone facing the challenges of disability or immobility. From walkers and walking sticks to wheelchairs, half steps, reflective cane holders and even hard to find items like walker wheels, disability care services can arrange a full range of mobility aids that aim to make living at home and getting out and about easier and more comfortable.
At home, reading and communication equipment and disability aids such as shower rails and bed hoists are able to support you to independently manage many aspects of daily life, keeping you in control.
Many disability care services can also support carers with respite, allowing them to return to caring renewed. Respite care services are available in the home, as well as at dedicated residential facilities that provide you with a break from the routines of home for brief or longer periods.
Disability care services are all about fostering your independence and quality of life, about providing you the assistance you need and about recognising your strengths and leaving the power to decide what services suit you firmly in your hands. So take the time to explore what's on offer and get in touch with a disability care service that's right for you. You'll be very glad you did.