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How we can help

How we can help

Live your senior years the way you’ve always wanted

We offer a range of programs, therapies and services to maximise your independence and help you remain active, healthy and socially connected.

Social activities

We believe that having a sense of purpose can make a real difference to your quality of life. Whether you want to indulge your hobbies or take up something new, make new friends, join a group or go on a short trip, we have a great range of activities, classes, excursions and opportunities for you to stay connected and make the most of every day.

Health and wellness

Active aging is healthy aging! Our walking groups and fitness classes can be tailored to your individual goals, whether you want to keep fit, build strength or recover after an accident or illness. We can also help you maintain a healthy, balanced diet with support to plan, prepare and shop for nutritious meals.

Therapies

We offer a range of allied health and therapy services including occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, social work, speech pathology, podiatry and nutrition. Services are provided by qualified clinicians either in your home, at your local Centacare service or via telehealth.

Personal care

Enjoy the confidence that comes from feeling your best. We can drop in as little or as often as you would like to help with bathing and showering, getting dressed, grooming, using the bathroom and moving around your home. We can also help with fitting and maintaining sensory aids and monitoring medication – whatever will help to make your day go smoothly.

Domestic assistance

Live safely and happily in your home. Our team will work with you to create a program of regular visits to your home or we can drop in when needed. We can lend a hand with cleaning, changing bed linen, grocery shopping, cooking, and gardening jobs. We can also help to organise your bills and appointments and set up and use your technology.

Home safety and maintenance

Our specialist team of licensed tradespeople will make sure your home is safe, secure and well maintained. We can install hand rails, ramps, smoke alarms and mobility aids, upgrade your home security, repair your white goods or leaky tap, trim your hedges and clear your gutters. The list is endless! Find out more

Getting out and about

If you’re finding it tricky to get out and about we can run you to the shops and get you to and from your appointments and social outings. We also have shared, community transport options in some of our more regional areas.

Short breaks

Enjoy a short break from your routine and the opportunity to connect with like-minded people in a relaxed, home-like environment. Our respite cottages offer 24 hour support, freshly prepared meals and the flexibility to stay overnight, a few nights a week or on weekends.

Support for family and carers

Our flexible respite options provide families and carers with the time they need to take care of their own health needs, go to work, manage a family or simply take a break. We can arrange for 24 hour support for you in your own home or at one of our small, home-like respite cottages in McDowall and Albany Creek. We also provide counselling services to support carers.

Dementia support

We understand the many challenges presented by dementia. We have specialist dementia carers who can help improve quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers. Our Memory Cafes provide a dementia-friendly space where people can relax and be themselves, discover helpful hints and share stories over a cuppa. Find out more

Home Care Packages Level 1-4

We are an approved provider of Commonwealth Home Care Packages (HCP) level 1-4. Our packages are designed by you to meet your ongoing care needs to assist in remaining within your own home. Find out more

Transport

Our flexible transport services can help you get where you need to go – whether you have a medical appointment or simply want to enjoy the freedom to go shopping or visit a friend. Find out more

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support

We offer culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Moreton Bay, Inala and Cherbourg regions. Our services work closely with local communities to ensure programs are responsive, accessible and culturally safe.