We provide a number of services to help older people who need extra support or who have a disability to live independently in their own homes and the community.
We can assist with household tasks like vacuuming, assistance with laundry, cleaning the bathroom and unescorted shopping.
Personal care services can assist you with important daily care tasks.
We can help you with showering, dressing, personal hygiene and grooming.
A home carer will come to your home to support you so that the person who takes care of you can have a break.
We help make your home a safe environment by assisting with minor repairs and maintenance such as lawn mowing and changing smoke alarm batteries.
Following a referral from an Occupational Therapist we assist with the installation of ramps, handrails and other safety equipment.
A community bus provides you with free transport to our day centres, organised activities, or shopping trips.
You can join in with our organised recreational activities, events and social support networks to keep you active and involved in community life.
Social support for individuals
We can take you shopping and escort you to medical appointments.
We deliver nutritious meals to your home. You can also come to one of our centres and enjoy a meal with other people in your area.
You can visit one of our centres for the day, enjoy lunch and fun activities such as bingo, card games, craft or cooking.
How do I access these services?
If you are not a current client of Yarra City Council you will need to contact Myagedcare on 1800 200 422 to register your details to arrange an assessment.
The assessor will then make an arrangement to assess you in your own home.
Need an interpreter?
If you need an interpreter you need to contact Myagedcare who can arrange an interpreter for you.
Is there a fee?
There is a fee charged for most of Yarra City Council’s Aged and Disability Services. However, the fee varies according to the type of services you receive and your income.
Companion animal support program
This is a free service that helps older people in Yarra care for their pets at home.
The program matches the older person with a volunteer who can provide assistance with:
Pets provide great support and companionship. The program helps older people to care for their pets, so they do not need to give them up if some tasks become too difficult.
If you are an older person who is interested in receiving assistance from a companion or if you are a volunteer who would like to get involved in the program contact Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.