Step 8.3

What are the different types of services

Types of Services

The care in your Home Care Package will be supplied by a variety of different care workers who specialise in different areas. Your Care Management Plan may involve 5 to 10 different care workers or even more, depending on the level of your Home Care Package. 

We’ve listed below some different categories of help but if you need something that is not shown, don’t worry.  Discuss your needs with your Package Provider and see if they have some creative ways to support your needs. 

If your preferred services are to support your helath and wellbeing, your ability to stay at home and be connected with your family then your needs should be considered by your Package Provider.

Jill Donaldson

agedcare101 Physiotherapist

Personal Care

Clinical Care

Health Professionals

Help with personal hygiene
Help with personal grooming
Continence support

Pain Relief
Palliative care monitoring
Help with medication
Wound dressing
Catheter care
Health monitoring
Dementia Care

Speech Therapist
Diversional Therapy
Exercise Physiologist

House Keeping



Help with bill payments
Sorting post

Delivered food shopping
Help preparing meals
Fully prepared meals
Meals at a centre

Garden maintenance
Lawn mowing
Hedge trimming

Pet Care

Repairs & Maintenance

Social Activities

Feeding & walking pets
Taking pet to the vet
Caring for pet when in hospital

General home maintenance
Repair inside
Repair outside
Basic home modifications
Major home modifications

Accompanied shopping
Visits at home
Social clubs
Volunteer work
Assistance running errands

Social Activities

Physical Activities

Attending Appointments

Accompanied shopping
Visits at home
Social clubs
Volunteer work
Assistance running errands

Group exercise classes
Strength training classes

Driver only
Transport & support
Support only
Mini bus

Respite & Transition Care

Equipment & Assistive


At home day respite
Community group respite
Centre based respite
Home overnight respite
Community overnight respite
Host family respite
After-hospital care

Emergency Button
Communication Aids
Medical Care Aids
Reading Aids
Car Modifications
Support & Mobility Aids


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Jill has been practicing as a clinical physiotherapist for 30 years. For the last 13 years she has worked solely in the Aged Care sector in more than 50 metropolitan and regional facilities. Jill has also toured care facilities in the US and Africa and is a passionate advocate for both the residents in aged care and the staff who care for them. She researches and writes for DCM Media.

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