Support for Seniors

Health and community support services are vital to maintaining health and independence in the home and community. There are many services that can help seniors maintain a good quality of life as they age.

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Seniors’ Link Newsletter

Staying connected with events and people and getting timely, practical information to manage life and meet personal needs is vital for active ageing.  The Shire developed the Seniors’ Link newsletter to make it easier for seniors to know what social, recreational and cultural activities are taking place in the Shire and local region.  The Seniors’ Link has been greatly received and is currently distributed to 680 seniors residing in the Shire. 

To subscribe to the Seniors’ Link Newsletter, please email


Commonwealth Home Support Program

The Commonwealth Home Support Program consists of entry-level care.  It aims to help those who need a low level of support to keep living independently and is recommended for those who only need one or two support services.

Home Care Packages

Home Care Packages are the other way seniors can access affordable care services to get some help at home.  These packages consist of more complex care needs and are recommended for those who need assistance with various support services.

Aged Care Service Providers

The following aged care providers deliver support services to seniors residing in the Southwest through the Commonwealth Home Support Program and Home Care Packages:

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Bethanie Community Care

Services meet every day and clinical needs, such as nursing and therapy services, house cleaning, laundry, respite services, gardening, shopping, transport and home maintenance.

For more information Click HERE

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Community Home Care – Bunbury

Provides aged and community care services, including home maintenance, meals and other food services, personal care, transport, shopping delivered to home, general house cleaning and allied health and therapy service.

For more information click HERE


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Southwest Community Care – Harvey

Offer a wide range of services including home maintenance, meals and other food services, personal care, transport and allied health and therapy services.

For more information click HERE


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Southern Plus:  Southwest Home Care Services

Services include domestic assistance, personal care, nursing, allied health, respite, transport and social support.

For more information click HERE


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Southwest Rural Respite Services

Services include in-home domestic assistance services for people who are frail aged and/or living with dementia or people who require palliative care.

For more information click HERE


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Morrisey Homestead

Offer services including personal care, in-home support, social support and respite care.

For more information click HERE


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Silver Chain

Offer allied health, personal care, hospital discharge support, wound care, companionship, home and garden help and home modifications.

For more information click HERE

My Aged Care

My Aged Care is an Australian Government website and phone line to help find what aged care services may be available to seniors.

Access Australian aged care information and services | My Aged Care

At Home Guide

The Council on the Ageing (COTAWA) is the peak body for all Western Australians over 50 years of age.  COTAWA has developed the ‘At Home’ senior information support pack, which provides information on:

  • Mental health & wellbeing
  • Getting the services you need
  • Social and physical engagement
  • Safety and security
  • Resources available to seniors.

To access the guide, visit the COTA WA Website

At Home Guide – Council On The Ageing WA