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  • Many older people choose to live at home for as long as possible as there are many benefits that come with maintaining your independence for longer.
  • Staying connected to your family, friends, social groups and community is an important part of keeping healthy and staying independent as you get older.
  • Setting a routine can help you keep up with day-to-day tasks. If you or a family member needs help with personal care or household tasks,  you may want to apply for home care services through the Home and Community Care (HACC) program or a Home Care Package.
  • Contact NURSE-ON-CALL on 1300 60 60 24 for immediate, confidential expert health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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Reviewed on: 15-10-2015