Support and respite for Noosa

Noosa Council staff at the back of the Home Assist van.

Noosa Community Support provides a range of ageing specific services as well as community-based services for senior residents that reside in the Noosa Shire, who are aged over 65 years (50 years and over Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people).

There are a number of services they offer, all designed to give their clients that little bit of extra help to live safely and happily in their home for longer including:

Social Support Group to help the client to participate in community life and feel socially included through companionship and activities in the local community.

Wellness and Reablement programs to help regain and maintain independence and autonomy, for as long as possible.

Social Support Individual provided by staff. This is a one-on-one service to support with shopping assistance, visiting, social.

Respite services in the clients home or at the organisation’s centre, they recognise the vital role Carers play in supporting frail older people to remain living at home and in the community. They aim to provide care and assistance in the home and community to loved ones, so Carers can take a break.

Personal Care which includes support with daily self-care tasks to help maintain hygiene and grooming.

Transport delivered by their volunteer drivers for medical appointments and to access the community. Clients can enjoy the security that they will be collected from their home, assisted to appointments, and safely returned home again.

Domestic Assistance with general house cleaning and laundry services to provide a helping hand when it is needed the most.

Allied Health – Podiatry; they understand how important foot health is to overall health. Their professional podiatrist will work with the client to ensure optimal foot and lower limb health.

Carer Support assisting carers who require support and respite. They have a strong community link, with Carer Gateway – Wellways, offering counselling, support with connecting Carers with other Carers for knowledge and experience sharing, emotional support and mentoring.

Home Modifications is a service which provides changes to the home to increase or maintain functional independence, so that the client can continue to live and move safely about the house.

Minor Home Maintenance is a service focusing on repairs and maintenance of the home to improve safety, accessibility, and independence within the home. NCS staff can assist with home safety checks, home security assessments, home maintenance and assistance when needing to employ tradespeople.

They can also help the person navigate the My Aged Care system and also My Gov with ease, simply phone Noosa Community Support on (07) 5329-6175 to make an appointment or via their website-www.noosacommunitysupport.com.au They are located at 11 Wallace Drive Noosaville (near Noosaville Library).

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