What is Community Care?

Community Care is a range of flexible and personalised services to support you to live safely and independently at home.

You may be looking for a little extra help with housework and gardening to keep your home looking spic and span, or for specialist health care and registered nurse visits after a hospital stay. These services are provided by our dedicated, qualified and experienced care workers who visit you in your own home.

The services that you access can be paid for in a number of ways – from using your Home Care Package to paying privately, or even supplementing your Package with additional services to ensure you’re receiving the support you need.

Community Care Services

Help around the home

from housework and laundry, to making the bed

Relationship Based Care

dedicated and regular care workers who really get to know you

Meals and groceries

from the weekly grocery shop to helping prepare your meals

Pet care

because we know that they’re part of the family

Nursing and specialist clinical care

from regular visits, to rehabilitation or care at home when you’re unwell

Great social programs

to help you stay connected

Everyday care

to ensure you’re looking good and feeling well

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Why choose Whiddon?

We understand that your goal is to stay living safely and independently at home. Our goal is to help you achieve this and we’re with you every step of the way to support you.

This means really getting to know you and understanding what matters most to you to help you live the way you want to. Our care team work in partnership with you and your family to develop a plan that supports you to achieve your wellbeing goals.


  • Personalised and flexible options, with care plans that are developed with you.

  • Affordable pricing, with no hidden costs

  • Relationship Based Care and a consistent team of care workers, so that we can get to know you and your family

  • Choice over the level of control and responsibility for your care and support services.

  • Offices and staff in your local area, meaning that we’re nearby and are familiar with your area and community

  • A dedicated Care Coordinator and access to our Scheduling Team for changes, 7 days a week.

  • Access to Whiddon’s award-winning wellbeing programs

  • Support to find great, practical solutions to help you stay connected to your family, friends, community and interests.

  • Free consultations with our experienced Care Coordinators and no hidden costs or fees.

  • 70 years of experience providing award-winning aged care services

  • Peace of mind – we’re a Government approved provider of Home Care Packages and have been caring for older Australians for over 70 years!

Community Care in 5 Steps

Step 1
Understand your options

Talk to your family, support person, GP or Whiddon to see what types of support services are available to you

Step 2
Get help with MyAgedCare

If you’re looking at subsidised care through a Home Care Package, organise your assessment through MyAgedCare – ask us for help!

Step 3
Research your options & shop around

Who are your local providers? What do they offer? Do they feel right for you?

Ask about fees and costs, staffing, office locations, administration fees and case management.

Step 4
Choose your provider and get started

Meet the team who’ll support you, talk about what’s most important to you and your lifestyle, plan your services, sign your agreement & get started!

Step 5
Waiting for a Home Care Package?

Ask us about your options while you wait – we’ll help you look at alternative options to ensure you’re supported.

Home Care FAQs

  • I don't have a Home Care Package, can I still access services?
  • Why do people use Private Home Care services?
  • What is a Home Care Package?
  • What can I use my Home Care funding for?
  • How much does a Home Care Package cost?