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How a Support Worker can support your best life

How a Support Worker can support your best life

How well do you know the role of a Support Worker and how they can support you to live well, enjoy favourite experiences or help you tick off your daily to-do list?

What is a Support Worker?

As the title suggests, a Support Worker is someone who provides support and companionship to an older person.

The type of support varies depending on a customer’s individual needs, abilities, and goals.

Commonly, Support Workers help with tasks around the home such as personal care, light cleaning or helping to prepare meals.

Outside of the home Support Workers may accompany you on social outings, appointments, shopping or picking up medications.

The role of a Support Worker can be much more than what is commonly listed. Tailored to your interests, the activities can be endless and can exist beyond the day-to-day norm.

We’ve put together a list of 20 ideas to inspire you!

  1. Meal preparation
  2. Bake your favourite treat
  3. Play board games
  4. Watch a movie
  5. Keep in touch with a loved one
  6. Get creative
  7. Learn something new or teach your Support Worker a skill
  8. Get to know each other
  9. Treat yourself to a shopping spree
  10. Have a coffee at your favourite café
  11. Stroll through the Botanic Gardens
  12. Find a book at your local Library
  13. Enjoy lunch at a picturesque winery
  14. Tour the South Australian Museum
  15. Attend a new exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia
  16. Feel the sand between your toes at the beach
  17. Explore the Adelaide Central Market
  18. Find a hidden gem at a local op shop or antique store
  19. Indulge at Haigh’s Chocolate Factory
  20. Get up close to nature and wildlife
Two males bonding over restoring a boat replica

In-home activities to do with your Support Worker

Meal preparation

Have you been wanting to try a new meal or need some help getting prepped for the week ahead? Cook up a storm with your Support Worker, share tips and tricks in the kitchen, or even swap favourite recipes.

Bake your favourite treat

Baking is a great hobby and it’s even better shared with someone. From treasured family recipes to the handy mixes found at your local supermarket, mix up your favourite treat to pair with your next tea or coffee.

Play board games

Show your competitive streak and challenge your Support Worker to your favourite board game or cards. Who will win?

Watch a movie

Break out the popcorn or your favourite treat and relax watching a movie or television show.

Keep in touch with a loved one

Your Support Worker can help you keep in touch with loved ones by assisting in writing letters or virtually connecting you using a device of your choosing.

Get creative

Spend time relaxing while doing arts and craft – drawing, painting a work of art, creating a collage, or knitting. Let your inner creativity lead you.

Learn something new or teach your Support Worker a skill

Get the support and motivation you need to learn something new or teach your Support Worker a skill you specialise in.

Get to know each other

Share stories, fun facts and quirky traits with your Support Worker. Write down questions you would like to ask and spend the time getting to know each other.

Local activities to do with your Support Worker

Treat yourself to a shopping spree

From Rundle Mall to Westfield Shopping Centres or your local shopping strip, your Support Worker can help you pick out the perfect outfit or gift!

Have a coffee at your favourite café

Adelaide is brimming with cafés, there’s sure to be one nearby. Enjoy a coffee or treat yourself to a delicious brunch option with great company. 

Stroll through the Botanic Gardens

From Adelaide Botanic Garden to Mount Lofty and Wittunga there’s so much beauty to see. Stroll at you own leisure or choose from the many events held all year round, see what’s on here.

Find a book at your local library

Ready for your next read? Your Support Worker can take you to the library and help pick out your next book – try talking about favourite authors, you might share the same!

Enjoy lunch at a picturesque winery

With so many beautiful wineries here in South Australia head towards the vines, take in the views and enjoy a delicious meal with a wine to match.

Tour the South Australian Museum

With five floors of wonders ready to be discovered a visit to the South Australian Museum is a great way to spend an afternoon or morning!

Attend a new exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia

Housing stunning art collections take a guided or self-guided tour or choose to admire one of the current exhibitions.

Feel the sand between your toes at the beach

South Australia is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches! From metropolitan favourites Glenelg, Brighton, and Henley or further south to Port Noarlunga and Moana. Enjoy beautiful coastlines and if you’re hungry stop in for a lunch of fish and chips.

Explore the Adelaide Central Market

With over 70 traders the Adelaide Central Market is one of the largest undercover fresh produce markets in the Southern Hemisphere. Fill your fridge with local produce or dine at one of the many eateries.

Find a hidden gem at a local op shop or antique store

Delve into racks and boxes to find your next treasure. You might even have some of your own items that you want to donate and trade in.

Indulge at Haigh’s Chocolate Factory

Who doesn’t love chocolate? A tour of Haigh’s Chocolate Factory will give you behind the scenes access to their team of confectioners hand finishing delicious chocolates, plus enjoy tastings along the way.

Get up close to nature and wildlife

From zoos to Wildlife Conservation Parks, your Support Worker can accompany you as you explore SA’s great parks.

Looking for a Support Worker but not sure where to start?

We can help!

Support Workers can be accessed using your Home Care Package (HCP) or the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).

Find information on funding options and how to access Support Worker services on our website, or call 1300 22 44 77 and our friendly team will assist you.

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