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Social connection “rekindles purpose” for Don

“I would say it’s rekindled a purpose in my life because I had lost motivation,” Don said.

“I have something to do during the week.”

Over the years, Home Care has helped Don and his wife Dina-Marie continue living independently in their home despite ill-health and ailments having reduced their mobility and ability to do household tasks.

Mopping floors, changing bed linen and vacuuming have become too physically demanding and unsafe

for Don and Dina-Marie, but with cleaning assistance twice a week, the Belmont couple can focus on doing the things they love.

MercyCare Home Care support workers also provide personal care for Don, which includes help to shower and prepare meals.

But the conversations he has with his support workers, the outings and social interaction is what Don looks forward to most.


What is a Home Care Package?

A Home Care Package is a selection of services that can support you to continue living at home independently and safely, connected to your community.

MercyCare can support you at home in many ways, from nursing and personal care to house cleaning and getting out-and-about in your community.

You can select services that best suit your needs – you have full control, choice and flexibility over your home care.

To chat more about our services, give our friendly team a call on 1800 637 299 or email

Home Care Services

  • Personal care
  • House cleaning
  • Home maintenance
  • Gardening
  • Meals
  • Shopping
  • Community connection
  • Nursing care
  • Allied Health support
  • Companionship
  • Transport
  • Aids and equipment to keep you safe