There are special groups and centers that specialize in providing quality care and support for the elderly, and for those with mental or physical disabilities. This article takes a look at some of the most common types of care services, and it provides some information on how you can go about finding a care specialist in your area.

Transportation Services

Many care groups will be able to provide transportation services by arranging day trips or runs for the community. These can include trips to medical appointments, supermarkets, stores and banks.

Social Support

Social support is where assistance is provided in certain circumstances. For example, an individual can be assisted with a professional carer during a day outing for companionship.

Domestic Assistance

Domestic assistance is where a carer helps the individual undertake a number of chores. These chores can include things like cleaning the home, doing laundry and helping to prepare meals.

Specialty Groups

Specialty groups will help individuals meet other people. Contact your local care center to see what groups and events that they are currently putting on.

Counseling Support

Sometimes it can be nice to have someone to talk to about your current situation. A care support group will be able to provide a service service, where you can confidently talk to someone about any problems you may be experiencing. Counselors will be able to visit a person in home, or even at a hospital if it is required.

Emergency Relief

Emergency relief is a service which is given to those who are currently experiencing a crisis situation. Each emergency relief package will be tailor to suit the individuals needs and current circumstances. Common emergency relief services include providing food parcels, support, advocacy and budgeting programs to help the individual to get back on track.


Many care support centers will hold regular activities and outings to help get you out and about and meet new people. These activities can include things like going to view the latest art exhibition, going to a farm or zoo, or going to see a movie. The day will often incorporate a morning tea or a full cooked meal along with the activity. Many care support groups will offer a transportation service which will collect you from your home and take you to the venue of the activity.

How to Find a Care Support Center

The best way to find a care support center is to search for one online. To do this, open up your favorite search engine and type in 'care support services' along with the town or city that you live in. Then click on some of the top ranking results to find a group that you like the look of. You can look in a physical directory, such as the Yellow Pages, for a care support group, or you can also check on local notice boards for announcements of special activities and events which are being held in or near the area that you live in.