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:
Vacuuming stairs - using a dust-buster only)
Hanging out washing
Changing sheets & pillowcases
Changing doona covers
Low level (skirting boards)
Worker does shopping on your behalf
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Worker may need to leave earlier to allow time for your bills to be paid
Clean bath / spa
Clean shower recess
Clean shower / toilet chair
Clean toilet insert
Clean non-slip mats
Wipe cupboards, benches and fridge exterior
Clean fridge interior (check use-by dates)
Help with food preparation
Clean stove top and splash back
Clean out cupboards
Internal - only those within easy reach
External - glass sliding door only within reasonable reach
Take wheelie bin in or out
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.