Home Care

Health and Wellness Programs

Our health and wellness approach is to focus on your abilities rather than disabilities.

We encourage everyone to do as much as they can, by way of everyday tasks, for themselves and we’ll support you with reablement training for those jobs which’ve become difficult to do. Our team of health professionals including registered nurses, podiatrists, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists are available to support you at home.

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Care with Purpose is the approach we take with our Health and Wellness programs.

This means that we encourage you to do as much as you can for yourself when it comes to everyday tasks. We focus on what you can do rather than what you can’t and empower you to keep doing the things you’ve always done for yourself. Or we can help you learn new ways to do things that you may no longer be able to do for yourself.

This approach is supported by evidence based, scientific research which has found it overwhelmingly beneficial for not only the individual person but the community. Research has shown people to live healthier, happier and in many cases longer lives when they continue to do tasks around their home, as long as they’re able – like make a cup of tea, hang out the washing, or prepare a meal rather than letting someone else do it for them.


Our clinical and allied health teams comprise registered nurses, occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are available to support you through Reablement programs. They’ll help you to continue to live safely and happily at home by retraining you to do those tasks again, in a way that works for you.

The program’s focus is always you and how we can support you in maintaining and developing everyday skills that will assist you living in your own home, longer.

For further information call the Home Care team on 1300 244 000 or email homecare@catholichomes.com


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There are many reasons why you might consider Home Care: You may be having more trouble doing things that were easy, experienced a change in your health or returned home from hospital.

Everyone values their independence which means you don’t need to give up your freedom being just because you might need a hand with the day-to-day.

People want to be safe and happy at home and Home Care is all about maintaining your choice and independence and includes a comprehensive case management service.

To gain access Home Care you will need an assessment arranged through the Australian Government’s entry point into aged care services, My Aged Care.

To qualify for an assessment you’ll be aged 65 years or more or aged 50 or more for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people and meet requirements set out by My Aged Care.

If you’re not sure how the process works, please call our Home Care Team on 1300 244 000.

Eligibility for government-subsidised Home Care is based on your needs and circumstances and is determined by an individualised assessment by specialists from My Aged Care and relevant assessment bodies.

For those who require lower levels of support, their assessment will be done by the Regional Assessment Service. 

A face-to-face or phone assessment will quickly determine if you can assess entry-level services under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme some of which can be provided by Catholic Homes.