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Assisted home cleaning

Help at home - Domestic Assistance (including Shopping off a List)

What is Domestic Assistance?

Domestic Assistance supports clients with general house cleaning tasks which they can no longer manage independently. Our intention is to work alongside our clients where possible, in order that they maintain their capacity to undertake domestic tasks.

What can Knox City Council offer?

Domestic Assistance is normally provided in the home and may include:

  • vacuuming and/or mopping;
  • bathroom and toilet cleaning;
  • changing of bed linen;
  • dishwashing;
  • dusting;
  • laundry and/or a small amount of ironing;
  • help with meal preparation; and/or,
  • unaccompanied shopping (shopping on behalf of a client from a list).

Shopping off a List

The Shopping from a List service assists with your grocery and pharmacy shopping for those clients who can no longer shop themselves and do not have family or other supports in place to help.

A friendly support worker will collect your written shopping list and preferred payment method from your home and purchase your items at the nearest supermarket/pharmacy. Payment methods include cash; “tap and go” debit or credit card; or Coles/Woolworths gift card. Your shopping will be dropped off to your home along with your change or payment card and receipt of purchases.

During COVID-19 restrictions, we are providing contact-free pick up and drop off for this service as well as maintaining social distancing and universal hygiene practices.

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.

Translated information is also available on the My Aged Care website in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Korean, Polish, Serbian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Dutch, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Maltese, Macedonian and Russian.

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

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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