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Personal Care

What is Personal Care?

Personal Care supports eligible residents in maintaining their personal hygiene and grooming.

What Services can Knox City Council offer?

Personal Care may involve help with:

  • Showering
  • Dressing and undressing
  • Shaving, hair care and grooming
  • Toileting and other personal hygiene needs

It can also include demonstrating techniques for self-management such as the use of a hand-held shower or a bath seat.

How to access our services:

If you are over 65 years of age (over 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) please call the Australian Government My Aged Care Contact Centre on 1800 200 422 (Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm) or visit myagedcare.gov.au.

Translation and Interpreter Services are available by calling 131 450 (TIS National). Ask TIS to telephone Knox City Council on (03) 9298 8000.

If you are under 65 years of age (under 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) please visit In-Home Services for people under 65.

Helpful links

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Our commitment to you

Information for clients: client rights and responsibilities, fees and accounts, service changes, our staff and volunteers, advocacy, compliments and complaints, and your privacy.

Other useful information for seniors: including regarding carers, transport assistance, elder abuse, disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) support.

Useful info for LGBTIQ+ seniors

Funding

This service is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health. Visit www.health.gov.au for more information.

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