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Flexible Aged Care

Flexible and culturally safe community aged care for Elders living in regional and remote South Australia.

About the program

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program provides aged care services that embrace culture while meeting the aged care needs of Elders.

Our community flexible aged care program aims to support Elders to maintain their wellbeing while remaining in community across the Flinders and Far North region of South Australia.

We engage with Elders and communities about what is important to them and how we can best deliver services to support our Elders. 

Services we can offer you

Our Flexible Aged Care Program is designed to provide relatively small amounts of a single or few services to support Elders in maintaining independent community living and wellbeing. We also offer specialised support for Elders to support their cultural needs.

Sorry Business

During tough times, ACS is there to support our Elders and community. With permission from community, we offer water and food deliveries to Sorry Camps, including speciality foods such as kangaroo tail. We also provide blankets for camps as well as funeral support.

Allied Health and Therapy Services

Coordinated support to bring Allied Health professionals to community to provide services to support wellbeing and independent function.


Support for Elders to attend appointments and community activities. For Elders in Oodnadatta, we also provide weekly group transport to and from Coober Pedy so Elders can shop, attend medical appointments and visit relatives.

My Aged Care Support

Support for Elders throughout their aged care journey, including referral and support during aged care assessments.

Linen Services

Elders are able to utilise our laundry service for blankets and bedding. Laundry will be collected from the Elder’s residence and returned to them upon completion.

Men’s and Women’s Business

Support for Elders and community throughout Business including water, meals and specialty foods.


Our centres are open for breakfast and lunch. Elders can also have their lunch delivered to their home.

Personal care

Assistance with daily self-care tasks to maintain personal hygiene and grooming.

Social Support

Assisting Elders to remain social through one-on-one and group social activities.

We also deliver residential aged care services through the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program.

How to get services

Aboriginal Community Services delivers care and support under the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program for people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, as well as people who are accepted by the community.

Elders can be referred to the service either through self-referral, be referred by a local provider or via My Aged Care.


Elders can attend at or contact their local ACS centre to discuss their aged care options with our staff.

By provider

Local providers can contact ACS on your behalf to request services.

My Aged Care

Following an aged care assessment, Elders can be referred to our Flexible Aged Care Program via My Aged Care.

Aboriginal Community Services will work with you to design a care plan based on your needs.

For Elders who are not referred via My Aged Care, Aboriginal Community Services will support Elders to have an aged care assessment.

Further Information

Contact Aboriginal Community Services for more information on all of our services.