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Resources and links to helpful organisations for Older Adults, their families and Carers.
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Resources for older adults

Listed alphabetically below are links to many helpful organisations and resources for seniors, their families and Carers. These listings are for informational purposes only and do not represent an endorsement by Home Care Assistance.

If you would like more information about Home Care Assistance and our care offerings, see our Care Services page.

ACCC

Australians over the age of 65 make up more than sixteen percent of our population. We provide a wide range of information and services to help older Australians understand and use their consumer rights.

Active Seniors Health Centre

If you are over 55, have issues with your health or want to improve your strength, flexibility and balance then we can help you. Active Seniors is a global leader in seniors health, focusing on exercise, nutrition, attitude and a healthy lifestyle. They design individualised health and exercise programs which can be done at one of centres with supervision or online via email and video.

Alzheimer’s Australia

As the world’s leading voluntary health organisation dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s Association strives to improve quality of life for those facing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. We fund critical research; provide education and resources; raise awareness; and advocate in partnership with government, private and nonprofit organizations for a solution to the global Alzheimer’s epidemic.

Alzheimers WA

Alzheimer’s WA advocates, educates, supports and engages the 41,630 Western Australians living with all types of dementia. Established in 1982, Alzheimer’s WA provides direct care, support, education and information to assist people living with dementia as well as their families and carers.

The Australian Family Physician Publication

Interesting article that aims to provide an overview of ways in which clinicians can work with older patients to optimise their health and wellbeing during the later years of life.

The Australian Medical Association

This article looks at what successful ageing can mean in Australia

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. Explore the risk factors for older Australians to experiencing mental health concerns.

Cancer Australia

Government website that provides links to the many organisations supporting and advocating for Australians living with Cancer.

Cancer Council

Australia’s’ peak independent body and the only charity in Australia to work across every area of every cancer, from research to prevention and support. We help people from the point of diagnosis through to treatment and survivorship.

Dementia Australia

Dementia Australia represents the 459,000 Australians living with dementia and the almost 1.6 million Australians involved in their care. If you or a loved one has dementia and you need information, counselling, support, or to connect with others in your situation, then this website can help.

Department of Health

This website is a great reference for all things health and ageing, including fact sheets on an array of current health topics for ageing Australians

Elderlaw Legal Services

A Sydney based law firm that aims to inform and assist those of us in the Australian community who are elders or whose parents, close relatives, friends, siblings or neighbours are elders and who have an elder law problem.

Heart Foundation

Whether you are interested in heart health, recovering from a cardiac event, living or caring for someone with a heart condition, this website is packed with information and resources to support you.

The Mental Health Foundation of Australia

Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) is the oldest Mental Health Association in Australia. Founded in 1930 the MHFA works to deepen understanding of the importance of mental wellbeing via community education, promotion of good mental health and the means to obtain it. The Foundation’s work has been fundamental to changing community attitudes and raising awareness of the importance of good mental health. 

Myagedcare

Government website designed to provide information and resources on all things aged care, whether you are a family carer, or looking into care options for yourself or a loved one.

NDIA / NDIS

National Disability insurance agency / scheme is designed to provide all people with disability with information and connections to services in their communities. Find out more about eligibility and services on their website.

Seniors Cards in your state

Get great deals and offers especially designed for Seniors by joining Seniors Card

villages.com.au

A retirement directory for all Australians featuring information on retirement living, home care and aged care.

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I can't thank the team at Home Care Assistance North Coast enough for their help with my Dad. David led us through the Home Care Package details with honesty and integrity, and they were able to... organise a lawn mowing service as well as a carer to visit Dad.My only regret is that we didn't get to spend more time with the team as Dad has now moved into an Aged Care Facility. Thank you again.read more
So blessed. Such a wonderful team to take care of me, keeping my life simple and enabling the very best I could wish for. Thank you, Meg and Dave!
David and his team have been outstanding in the help they have offered my father. i would highly recommend them to anyone. First class job!
Dave and the team go above and beyond to ensure your loved one receives the best possible care
I looked long and thoroughly before I selected a care provider for my husband who has dementia. Being with Home Care Assistance for almost a year, has confirmed all my expectations. And more.As a... carer I feel very supported by David and Meg. They are always available by phone or email, and this means a lot. But perhaps the best quality of their organisation is the high calibre and personalised choice of all the care givers they have provided for us - whether it be someone to spend time with my husband or someone to slash our overgrown yard.I have no hesitation in recommending Home Care Assistance - and, indeed, have already done so.Pamela Payneread more
Home Care Assistance North Coast has really put the CARE back into my aged care experience for my mother.Right from the beginning communication with management (David and Meg) has been excellent... with all of my requests and questions answered patiently, promptly and cheerfully.Due to Home Care Assistance's policy of tender care my mother has had hand massages, foot baths and massages, diversional therapy involving music and art, poetry and encouraging Mum to interact positively.Domestic tasks are attended to cheerfully.Blue ribbon service and red carpet treatment for their valued clients. Highly recommended!read more
Really appreciate you guys helping my grandpa. Great service and staff.
We had a couple of unsatisfactory situations with care providers as we found the service unsatisfactory and disappointing. We considered cancelling the idea of any home care service until we found... Home Care Assistance. The BEST ever care. Communication is fabulous, information is succinct and they are affable and approachable. From the first contact with Geoff, to liaising with Kelly, I knew we had found the service that delivers what we expected to receive from a care provider. Thankyou you good people, for your care and consideration of our needs.read more
The carers who looked after my elderly mother were without exception highly motivated, caring and compassionate. Not only was Mum looked after supremely well, she was provided with wonderful... companionship, a level of independence that would have been impossible without the help of her special carers, and a lot of fun. It is difficult to put into words how much this meant to her entire family! Keep up the good work.read more
We have the highest praise for HCA as an organisation, and deep gratitude and respect for the people involved - all the way from Dave & Meg at the top right through office staff and on to the... wonderful warm carers who have meant so much to our mother over the last three years. From our experience HCA offers a service far beyond the general expectations of the aged care sector, and we have no hesitation recommending them. Thank you HCA, for all that you've done for Mum - and for us by extension.read more
The most helpful, caring, supportive and flexible team of people to assist with our elderly loved ones.I am so grateful for all you had done for my Mum.... ❤️❤️❤️read more
Our family has benefited from the excellent support and services from David, Meg and the team at Home Care Assistance North Coast for the past couple of years. I had an extensive list of questions... when we were deciding which provider to go with. David answered promptly, and impressed me with his empathy, accessibility (available after hours, weekends), and ability to tailor a package to meet our particular needs. Add to that the best value for package dollars, and it was an easy decision to go with HCA North Coast.The staff employed by HCA North Coast have been excellent. David was able to source staff who were a good match for my Dad’s personality. As our needs evolved, it was easy to change any aspect of the care provided.I am very happy to recommend Home Care Assistance North Coast, for anyone looking for quality care for their loved one.read more
Highly recommend the team at Home Care North Coast. Thank you for your attention and care. A+ advice and support.