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Our services are designed for residents to maintain their independence, stay in their own homes longer and increase wellbeing.

Our services include:

Our friendly Community Wellbeing team can connect you, a family member or friend to services that support you to live well.

Eligibility

All services are subsidised through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Home and Community Care Program (HACC).

CHSP Eligibility - You must be over 65 years of age, or 50 years of age if you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and be registered with My Aged Care.

To register with My Aged Care or for more information on eligibility phone 1800 200 422 or visit the website www.myagedcare.gov.au

HACC Eligibility - You must be under 65, be in receipt of a disability pension and not currently receiving assistance from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Please call us on 8229 9828 for more information.

Community Wellbeing Roadshow

The Community Wellbeing team is going on the road! Over the coming months we will be ‘popping up’ in a location near you!If you are interested to know what services are available to help you or a loved one remain living independently at home, then check out the location details below and come and join us on the day.Not only will we have staff on hand to talk you through the possibilities on offer, there will also be free coffee and giveaways! You will find us at Sanderson Reserve from 10am – 12noon Tuesday, 27 November.

Assistants for Memory Enhancement - 12 week program

Holdfast Bay is again supporting Flinders University to conduct critical research. We are looking for people who are over 65 and may be having trouble remembering things like people, appointments, events or tasks.This is research is held over 12 weeks. Each participant will be provided with an iPad and any other necessary training to complete the research.For more information or to register for this project, contact Dr Lua Perimal-Lewis - lua.perimal-lewis@flinders.edu.au or (08) 8201 2069

Domestic Assistance

Our Domestic Assistance services are provided to eligible residents through reliable contracted agencies and are tailored to your home and needs.

Spring Clean

We can provide you with a Spring Clean service in your home to assist with tasks such as window and carpet cleaning.

Short Term Flexible

We tailor our Short Term Flexible service to your needs and encourage you to continue doing the tasks you are able to do comfortably. Our cleaning agencies will assist you with the more strenuous tasks.

Short Term Rehabilitation

If you are recovering after surgery or a medical incident our Short Term Rehab service can assist you while you recover and regain function. This service is provided for the duration of your recovery, with the expectation that you will contribute as your function improves.

Fees and charges vary according to the service and your individual circumstances.

Home Maintenance

Our reliable team of Home Maintenance officers, volunteers and contractors can assist eligible residents with minor home maintenance, repairs and modifications. They can also assist with pruning for accessibility and safety.

Services we provide

Supply & Replace

  • Tap washers
  • Smoke alarm batteries
  • Light globes
  • Flywire
  • Cupboard hinges

Supply & Install

  • Door closer
  • Magnetic Door Catch
  • Door shield
  • Key safety box
  • Grab rails (OT assessment required)
  • Arthritic lever tap

Clean

  • Air conditioner filters
  • Air conditioner outlets
  • Ceiling fans
  • Exhaust fans
  • Sky lights

Prune and tidy

  • Pruning for safety & accessibility
  • Green waste removal

Gutters

  • Clear (removal of debris)

Is the service you require not on the list? Contact our friendly Community Wellbeing Team on 8229 9828 to find out if we can assist you or to book your service.
Fees and charges vary according to the service and your individual circumstances.

Transport and Social Connections

Our Personal Transport service is designed for eligible residents who are unable to drive and cannot access the Community Bus safely. Our trusted team of volunteers can transport you to medical or social appointments, assist you with shopping and provide social companionship. For more information on eligibility visit the Community Wellbeing page.

Transport to Appointments

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Hairdresser
  • Exercise classes
  • Social activities
  • Physio & other

If you need a little more assistance, a volunteer can accompany you to your appointments.

Shopping Assistance

Our dedicated volunteers can transport you to your local grocery centre and provide assistance by pushing the trolley, locating items and carrying your bags.

If you are unable to leave your home due to medical conditions or recovery from surgery, you can provide our volunteers with a list and they can shop for you. We can also assist you with online shopping services.

Social Companionship

In need of a cuppa and chat? Our friendly volunteers can visit you at home or take you out to your local café to enjoy a cuppa.
Our Personal Transport service is subject to volunteer availability and we request a minimum of 4 business day's notice.

Service Fees and Charges

We are committed to providing high quality, reliable and affordable services. we aim to be equitable in our fee structure and for some services use a sliding scale based on household income.

If the cost represents a financial hardship and directly impacts your ability to access the services, please contact us so we can discuss a possible reduction in the cost for our services.

Complaints – Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)

If you are concerned about the care or services you receive you can make a complaint. Providers can then improve the quality of care and services they provide to you and other residents.

To register a complaint or for more information, go to the Aged Care Complaints commissioner.

Volunteer with us

Our programs rely on the support and enthusiasm of volunteers. For information on how you can join our volunteer team visit our volunteer page.

Useful Links

Know your rights: A Guide to the Rights of Older South Australian

Visit us

Community Information Kiosk located in the Brighton Civic Centre - 24 Jetty Road, Brighton

Contact us

Phone (08) 8229 9828

Email livewell@holdfast.sa.gov.au

Live Local, Live Well!

This program is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health. Visit the Department of Health website (www.dss.gov.au) for more information.

Funding for this program has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained may not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.