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COVID-19 Support for seniors

We have compiled a list of resources and support services available to seniors during times of crisis such as the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Click below to view this information.

COVID-19 Support for seniors

The At Home Guide

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Western Australia has developed ‘The At Home Guide’ to support older Western Australians to live well. It is designed as an ongoing companion for seniors at home. The Guide gathers together information on health, day-to-day living, nutrition, accessing government services and finances, as well as a compendium of important telephone numbers.

For more information and to access this free resource please click below:

The At Home Guide

My Aged Care

My Aged Care is an Australian Government website and phone line to help you find out what aged care services may be available to help you. It’s never too early or too late to talk about aged care. Talking about getting some extra help doesn’t mean you can’t live an independent or active life.

You may be eligible to receive services such as: 

Help at home

  • personal care like help getting dressed
  • transport
  • modifications to your home like hand rails or ramps
  • nursing, physiotherapy and other care
  • meals
  • household jobs like cleaning or gardening
  • equipment like walking frames
  • social activities

Short-term help

  • when you have had a setback and want to get your independence back 
  • recovery from an accident or illness, including after a hospital stay 
  • when you or your carer needs a break 

Care in an aged care home

If you find you need ongoing help with day-to-day tasks or health care, a residential aged care home lets you live in a supported environment where help is available 24 hours a day. 

Call 1800 200 422 for further details, or visit the My Aged Care website by clicking below.

My Aged Care website

Seniors accommodation

The Seniors Housing Advisory Centre (SHAC) is a free, independent information and advice service covering the full range of housing options for seniors in WA. The SHAC provides information about the many housing options for seniors ranging from modifying or redeveloping existing homes to renting or moving into a strata-titled community, a residential park or retirement village.

For more information please click below:

Seniors Housing Advisory Centre (SHAC)

Elder Abuse Helpline

Did you know that the World Health Organisation estimates that 15.7% of people 60 years and older in the community may have experienced abuse? This means that more than 75,000 older Western Australians may be affected.

If you, or someone you know may be experiencing elder abuse of any form, please call the WA Elder Abuse Helpline on 1300 724 679.

For more information please click below:

Elder Abuse Helpline

Red Cross Telecross service

A daily telephone call to check you are well. Telecross is for people who live alone and are at risk of an accident or illness that may go unnoticed. This includes people who are frail aged, have a disability, are housebound, or are recovering from an illness or accident.

For more information please click below:

Red Cross Telecross service

Additional support services

Please note these are external services, not run by the City of Wanneroo. 

Centrelink

Advocare

Lifeline's Community Visitor Scheme

Grandcarers Support Scheme

Access WA