In Home Support Program

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Overview

The In Home Support Program provides a range of home support services, home maintenance, minor home modifications and social activities to assist you to maintain an independent lifestyle.

For more information

Facilitator - In Home Support

Phone: (08) 8366 4227

homeassist@burnside.sa.gov.au 

Community Care Program

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Phone: 8366 4142

Through Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) funding, trained home support workers provide a range of home support services to assist eligible clients to maintain an independent lifestyle. Services are available Monday to Friday and can include:

Domestic Assistance

  • Spring cleaning (twice a year)
  • Short term fortnightly or monthly (usually 6-8 visits)
  • Long term depending on specific eligibility criteria (wait list) 
  • Short or long term laundry assistance (weekly or fortnightly) to change bed linen and hang out laundry

Personal Care

  • Short term with 2-3 visits per week for up to 3 weeks whilst recovering from illness or surgery
  • Long term depending on specific eligibility criteria

Shopping

  • Short term or ongoing fortnightly shopping with home support worker (in home support worker's own vehicle); or
  • 'Shopping list' where home support worker will collect a list and do the shopping for the client until client is able to drive again, or access the Community Shopping bus

Respite

  • Short term respite/check-up visits if carer is away
  • Long term respite packages up to 3 hours per week

Additional Support

  • Interim Care Packages/Dementia Support Packages provide up to 3 hours in-home support per week.
  • Check up visits/friendly visiting: A home support worker can make regular support visits (Monday to Friday)

Social Activities Programs

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Phone: 8366 4166

Cooking Program

Would you enjoy learning to cook in a relaxed, hands-on environment with a small group of older Burnside residents? Join the six-week cooking classes held in the Burnside Community Centre Kitchen. Classes run according to demand. Cost is $60 for the six-week program.

Community Information Sessions

Guest speakers are invited to talk on a range of topics relevant to older people. Held in the Burnside Community Centre Hall on the second Tuesday of the month.

Bus trips

Join us on one of our many bus trips which visit a wide range of locations around Adelaide, including the Fleurieu Peninusula, Adelaide Hills and the Barossa Valley. Cost for the bus is $7, food and any venue/tour fees are extra.

Social Bus Trip Calendar - October 2017(PDF, 1MB)

Home Maintenance Program

Phone: 8366 4221

Essential home maintenance including:

  • Changing light bulbs and smoke alarm batteries
  • Installation of battery operated smoke alarms (not hard wired)
  • Replacing tap washers & cistern washers
  • Installation of perspex security door guards
  • Installation of key safes
  • Window cleaning
  • Gutter cleaning (single story homes)
  • Essential gardening
  • Annual subsidised cleaning of air conditioner filters