Senior Care Resources

Information, support, tools, tips and other senior care resources.

As a community care organisation, we are committed to educating and empowering individuals, families, carers and communities with an understanding of the various home care services and support available to them.

Home Instead Senior Care strives to help you navigate your journey as a CAREGiver with our variety of senior care resources. From help with understanding the aged care system, negotiating family relationships and difficult conversations to resources on home safety, end-of-life planning and managing conditions such as dementia; helping you find answers is important to us. 

If you require senior care support, would like to know more about resources for elderly assistance that are available, or would like a hard copy of any of our senior care resources, please contact us.


Home Instead Senior Care has partnered with Perpetual to develop this public information guide to assist with planning for wellbeing and financial security as you age.Read more
You are never too old to get moving. The human body responds to exercise, no matter our age, and the health benefits are many. People over the age of 65, more than any other age group, require adequate fitness levels to maintain independence, recover from illness and reduce their increasing risk of disease. Watch the video!Read more
Emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. Taking pre-emptive action and planning for the unexpected will ensure you are as prepared as possible in case of an emergency. This guide is designed to help you and your loved ones prepare a personal emergency kit that brings together important...Read more
Developed in collaboration with people living with arthritis, their carers, and Arthritis Australia, this guide provides practical advice about caring for a person with arthritis.Read more
With a shared commitment to enhancing the lives of ageing adults through care and education, Home Instead Senior Care has proudly partnered with Ngaire Hobbins, Dietitian and Author of Eat to Cheat Ageing (2014), Eat to Cheat Dementia (2016) and Better Brain Food (2017) to bring you Nutrition for...Read more
This guide is designed to help adult siblings and their ageing parents deal with those sensitive situations that can arise among brothers and sisters as their parents age and need assistance.Read more
If we eat well, we feel well. Satisfy your tastebuds with some healthy, heartwarming meals, designed by former head-chef and now Home Instead Senior Care franchise owner, Myles Beaufort.Read more
Fun activity ideas for seniors and their CAREGiversRead more
The pathway to finding the right care for you and your loved ones can be confusing and stressful to navigate.This guide provides a resource to assist you in identifying and understanding the best in-home care solution for you and your family and guide you on your pathway to care.Read more
Our summer survival guide shares our top tips to help you and your loved ones beat the heat and keep cool, hydrated and healthy throughout Australia's hot and humid summer months.Read more
If you’re 40, or your parents are 70, it’s time to start talking about what you want and the support you may need in the future. The 40-70 Rule is designed to help you start even the most difficult conversations with your ageing parents.Read more
Let's face it, talking about dying is difficult. Most people do not want to think of, let alone talk about dying. This booklet aims to empower, inform and encourage individuals, families and friends to talk about dying.Read more
Top Ten Signs Your Ageing Parent Needs Help. You’ve started to notice the signs - Dad can’t find his keys, or you have noticed a mysteriou​s dent on Mum's car, you even stop by the house and discover the stove was left on. These are just a few signs your senior parents need help at home.Read more
Caring for someone with dementia is challenging. This guide provides families and carers with a better understanding of dementia and shares a range of practical strategies, tools and techniques to support you in caring for a loved one living with dementia.Read more
As much as older Australians want to continue living independently in the comfort of their own home, many seniors will refuse help in achieving this, let alone ask for it. This guide is designed to help you overcome your senior's resistance to assistance, ensuring they continue to live happily, healthily and safely at home as they wish.Read more
90% of Australian seniors want to remain living in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible. This guide provides practical solutions to help us live well at home safely and independently as we age.Read more
Family caregiving can be physically and emotionally exhausting. Although taking time for yourself is easier said than done, pushing yourself too far can leave you burnt out. Check your caregiver stress with our assessment tool and consider some well earned respite care to give yourself a break.Read more
Maybe Mum is moving in, or Dad already lives at home with you and your teenage children. Either way, multigenerational households have their ups and downs. Too Close For Comfort is a guide for some of the questions and challenges you might come across as a multigenerational family living under one roof.Read more