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Home Support

These services provide support for eligible residents of City of Prospect or Town of Walkerville to be more independent at home and in the community, thereby enhancing your quality of life enabling you to live safely at home.

Prospect Community Support can provide short-term practical assistance if eligible with:-

  • Domestic assistance
  • Garden maintenance
  • Essential minor home maintenance
  • Limited transport assistance (Community Bus and taxi vouchers)
  • Information about services & advocacy advice
It is required that clients contribute a minimal cost for Home Support services they utilise, which vary according to the service. You can contact a Prospect Community Support team member on 8342 8091 to obtain more information about accessing these services or, if you are a new client and want to access these services, please contact My Aged Care.

Home Support services are funded by a combination of Commonwealth, State & Local Governments.

 
 

WHAT WE CAN DO

 

WHAT WE CAN’T DO

 

Domestic Assistance
Short term cleaning

  • Cleaning floors (vacuuming, sweeping, mopping)
  • Cleaning wet areas (kitchen, laundry, bathroom, toilet)
  • Assist with laundry (hang out, change linen)
  • Clean light switches/door frames
  • Wipe oven top and front only
  • Wipe down bench tops
  • Dust surfaces (provided client has moved objects/items first)

 


Minor Garden Maintenance

Up to six (6) hours per annum

  • Trimming plants/ shrubs / small trees
  • General tidying of yards
  • Removal of shrubs/ small / medium trees (only to the stump) especially where safety and security is an issue.
  • Spraying and slashing weeds

Spring Clean (once per annum)

Up to four (4) hours of additional cleaning:

  • Dusting of hard-to-reach areas
    (lampshades, on top of cupboards)
  • Remove/replace curtains (for client to wash, if/as required)
  • Clean exhaust fans/aircon vents
  • Spot clean walls (ONLY spot clean)
 

Domestic Assistance
Short term cleaning

  • Dusting
  • Cleaning venetian blinds
  • Cleaning of furniture items
  • Cleaning of carpets
  • Move furniture items
  • Clean windows (can be booked annually)
  • Clean walls
  • Clean ovens
  • Remove rubbish
  • Flip mattresses

Minor Garden Maintenance

  • Pruning
  • Hand weeding
  • Watering
  • Lawn mowing
  • Installing garden irrigation systems
  • Removing large trees, tree stumps / roots ect.

Spring Clean (once per annum)

Up to four (4) hours of additional cleaning:

  • Move furniture items
  • Clean walls
  • Wash curtains (can remove/replace only)
  • Remove/wash light fittings (dust only)
  • Remove rubbish
  • Flip mattresses
  • Clean blinds
 

Shopping Assistance

  • In conjunction with a domestic assistance service, necessity items can be purchased from a shopping list and delivered to your door.
 

Shopping Assistance

  • Accompany a client for shopping.
 

Home Modifications

  • Grab rails
  • Hand held shower sets
  • Key safes
 

Home Modifications

  • Ramps
  • Half steps
  • Bannister/hand rails
 

Home Maintenance

  • Replace light globes
  • Replace smoke alarm batteries
  • Minor home repairs, especially when safety is an issue.
 

Home Maintenance

  • Replacement/repair of gutters
  • Roof works
  • Painting (exterior or interior)
  • Structural repairs
  • Treatment for salt damp / termites
  • Concreting

Any other major home maintenance

 

Minor Electrical

  • Installation of security lights
  • Replace/install smoke alarms

Minor electrical repairs, especially when safety is an issue.

 

Minor electrical

  • Repairs to appliances
  • Hot Water Service repairs/replacement
  • House re-wiring

Any other major electrical work

 

Minor Plumbing

  • Change tap washers
  • Replace taps

Minor plumbing repairs, especially when safety is an issue.

 

Minor plumbing

  • Replace pipes / piping
  • Hot Water Service repairs/replacement

Any other major plumbing work.

 

Annual Services

Gutter Clean

  • Single storey, standard height homes/units

 

 

 Window Clean

  • Internal / external
 

Annual Services

Gutter Clean

  • Higher than one storey, or where roof is excessively high or unsafe
  • Box gutters
  • Properties with gutter guards

(unless guards are removed prior to clean)

Window Clean

  • Not available where windows are deemed too high or unsafe.
 

Transport

  • Taxi vouchers are provided for Specialist medical appointments with advance notice.  Four (4) return trips per year, per client.
  • Community Bus
 

Transport

  • Accompanying a client to medical appointments.

As Prospect Community Support is funded for low-level services only, clients may be referred through to the COTA Home Maintenance Service for any requests that fall outside our ‘scope’. 

This service utilises trades-persons with integrity who have been Police Checked and use branded uniforms and vehicles for your safety and peace-of-mind.  They are able to provide services which include:

  • All carpentry
  • Demolition and yard clean ups
  • Electrical
  • Fencing
  • Grounds and Gardens
  • Painting
  • Paving
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing

For more information please contact a Prospect Community Support team member on 8342 8091.

128 Prospect Road, Prospect SA 5082
Telephone: 08 8269 5355
City of Prospect