General Ageing Services

UnitingCare - Cairns


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About Us

Safe Alert Program

UnitingCare provides an alarm service for the frail, elderly and people with a disability. This service enables clients to remain active and living in the community, preventing premature admission to long-term residential care. Alarms are monitored 24/7 with My Aged Care eligible clients receiving a discounted rate. Cairns Region Phone: 4081 6396  Townsville Region Phone: 4775 9134.

Elder Abuse Prevention Unit

Promoting the right of all older people to live free from abuse. Contact the EAPU Helpline – the first port of call for confidential information, support and referrals concerning elder abuse - 1300 651 192. Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm.

Seniors Enquiry Line

No question is too big or too small. Talk to a real person, not a machine, and access information on a wide range of topics – 1300 135 500. Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm.

Time for Grandparents

Providing support and time out to eligible grandparents raising grandchildren – 1300 135 500. Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm.

Quick Facts About The Region

UnitingCare - Cairns is located in the suburb of Bungalow, the council of Cairns, the state electorate of Cairns and the federal electorate of Leichhardt.