Community Care

bigstock-woman-during-shopping-at-fruit-50241533People with dementia and their family caregivers often require support from community care services to assist them with their activities and care needs at home. A number of local services are available in different local council areas.

Finding Help at Home

To locate government funded services in your area visit the Help at Home Finder at My Aged Care or contact: 1800 200 422.

You can also search via the Human Services Network: HSNet

If your needs are complex, Community Gateway Illawarra provides a flexible package of community care for people with dementia.

Aged Care Assessment

Some of the services for people with dementia and their caregivers require an Aged Care Assessment Team approval for people to ensure they are eligible for the service. These include Home Care Packages (HCP) and Residential respite services.

Contact the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Aged Care Assessment Team: 1300 792 755

Key Contacts

  • National Dementia Helpline:
    • 1800 100 500
  • Illawarra and Shoalhaven Aged Care Assessment Team:
    • 1300 792 755
  • Dementia Advisory Service:
    • Illawarra: 4296 6747
    • Shoalhaven: 4422 9583
  • Emergency Respite
    Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre: 1800 052 222
  • Carer Gateway
    1800 422 737

Links to Information

For information about the different programs visit: