Domestic Assistance

Domestic Assistance aims to support your independence by helping with tasks you can no longer do yourself. Community Care Workers provide a range of practical assistance in maintaining a clean and healthy home environment.

Our flexible service lets you choose what tasks are a priority for your Community Care Worker to do at each visit.

Some tasks that Community Care Workers can safely undertake include:

FLOORS
Vacuuming
Mopping
Dry mopping
Vacuuming stairs - using a dust-buster only)

LAUNDRY
Washing
Hanging out washing
Ironing
Folding washing

BEDROOMS
Changing sheets & pillowcases
Changing doona covers
cleaning mirrors

 DUSTING
High (de-cobweb)
Medium level
Low level (skirting boards)
UNESCORTED SHOPPING
Worker does shopping on your behalf
PAY ACCOUNT & BILLS
Worker may need to leave earlier to allow time for your bills to be paid

BATHROOM AREAS
Clean bath / spa
Clean shower recess
Clean toilet
Clean vanity
Clean mirror
Clean shower / toilet chair
Clean toilet insert
Clean non-slip mats
Empty bins

KITCHEN
Wipe cupboards, benches and fridge exterior
Clean fridge interior (check use-by dates)
Wash dishes
Help with food preparation
Clean microwave
Clean stove top and splash back
Clean sink
Empty Bins
Clean out cupboards

WINDOWS
Internal - only those within easy reach
External - glass sliding door only within reasonable reach


EXTERNAL
Take wheelie bin in or out
Sweep porches
De-cobweb

We have a legal requirement under the Occupational Health & Safety Act (2004) to ensure our employees work in a safe manner at all times and there may be occasions where your worker cannot use the product you prefer or complete the task you want done.  Please contact your team leader for further advise as we may be able to find other options that maintain the health and safety of you and the worker.

Community Care Workers are not permitted to turn mattresses, clean external windows, change smoke detector batteries or light globes, clean vents, clean ceiling fans or wash and rehang curtains.  The Shire may be able to offer alternate help with these tasks.

Community Care Workers are not professional cleaners and are not trained to assist clients with nursing needs.

 

To apply for support, or for more information