Home Care

Thrive 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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Introducing Thrive

Thrive is our newest initiative that brings together two of our popular wellness and reablement programs.

Through our two programs – Strive and Nourish to Flourish our aim is to help you to regain and retain your capacity, abilities, and interests so you can stay in your own home longer. We’ll enable your needs so you can live a full life with the people and things that bring you joy.

Benefits of our Thrive Programs

  • Reach your goals with personalised in-home health, wellbeing and support services
  • Easy access to general and post operative care, and injury and physical rehabilitation
  • A safer home environment for peace of mind.

How much does Thrive cost?

Because Thrive with Catholic Homes is delivered as part of the Government-subsidised home care, there are no out-of-pocket costs to our clients: we can help you get the best from your home care budget.


New and existing clients can benefit from Thrive with Catholic Homes. If you are receiving Short-Term Restorative Care, a Home Care Package, or private services, you may be eligible for Thrive. If you are with the entry-level Commonwealth Home Support Program, you may not be eligible for some  services. Please call our office for more information.

How to Apply

For more information or to join Thrive with Catholic Homes, call our friendly team on 1300 244 000 or email homecare@catholichomes.com

Personalised Nutrition

Nourish to Flourish

Empowering in-home support, tailored to you

Enjoy the meals you love with ‘Nourish to Flourish’! Featuring our customised meal preparation and planning service, we can help you at home so you ‘love what you eat’.

Our chef and dietitian bring a special touch to your own home assisted by our trained support workers who have skills in food preparation.

  • Meal ideas and meal preparation
  • Help in the kitchen
  • Shopping trips and transport assistance
  • Skilled diet and nutrition advice.

For more information or to join Thrive with Catholic Homes, call our friendly team on 1300 244 000 or email homecare@catholichomes.com

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Nourish to Flourish in Action

Often difficulties at home mean seniors are not eating well or struggling to prepare the meals they love, resulting in health complications. You or a loved one can return to nutritious home-cooked meals that burst with aromas and flavour with our new program. ‘Thrive’ brings our dietitian and chef to your home to get you started on enjoying the food you love. Our homecare support workers can also help you shop and prepare food fresh at home. Get started today and enjoy the benefits of eating well with Thrive from Catholic Homes.

Personalised Wellness and Health


‘Strive’ delivers our personalised nursing, exercise, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy services. Some of the services you can benefit from include:


Our qualified nurses help manage your health, including clinical care (such as post operative care, blood sugar and health checks, wound care and medications), assistance with referrals and care planning to name a few.


It’s vital to regain and maintain physical fitness, capacity and strength to go about your day-to- day. Our physiotherapy and exercise physiology experts can design your individual program and help you stay on track.


Our occupational therapists work with you to plan your goals, maximise your abilities, and ensure your home environment is safe and accessible so you can get on with your day.

For more information or to join Thrive with Catholic Homes, call our friendly team on 1300 244 000 or email homecare@catholichomes.com

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Three at Home Exercises for Seniors with Physio Matt

As we age as seniors, muscle mass decreases and we are at risk of disease that comes from inactivity and bad dietary habits.

Physio Matt introduces three simple exercises you can do at home. You can take control, keep fit and stay active doing the things you love with homecare from Catholic Homes Community Aged Care.

Home Care FAQs

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.