Established in 1992 and located in Mansfield, Brisbane, Flexi Care Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation that has supported older people and people with a disability to maintain independence enabling them to continue to live in their own homes.
We have over 80 highly skilled staff, including eight podiatrists and more than 60 on-road direct care staff, collaborating to provide professional specialised care for all our clients by assisting them to remain independent as much as possible.
Our staff and clients are also assisted by over 30 reliable and friendly volunteers committed to providing support and care for our clients. Volunteers come from diverse backgrounds, bringing a range of skills to enhance the overall client care.
Responsive to the needs of the local community, our staff and volunteers can be seen assisting clients in over 34 of Brisbane’s southern suburbs, including Camp Hill in the north-east to Wishart and Kuraby, south to Drewvale and west to Acacia Ridge, Archerfield, Yeerongpilly and Fairfield.
We know the importance of engaging and creating relationships with our clients through person-to-person contact. This extends to when you contact us by phone – you talk to real people not an answering machine. Our business hours are Monday to Friday 07:00am to 5:00pm, telephone: 07 3422 8400. For urgent situations, clients or their families can contact us on weekends, public holidays and after hours via mobile: 0418 984 050.
The client focused services provided by Flexi Care Inc. offers our clients the flexibility of choice about what assistance or individualised care they need which could prevent premature or long-term residential care.
The foundations for what is now Flexi Care Inc. started in 1992 as Mount Gravatt Community Options. A full-time coordinator was appointed and located in a small office on Ipswich Road, Annerley. Services started in March 1993 when approval was given to work with 40 clients and care providers.
Clientele continued to increase over the next two years, then in 1996, with funding was approved for two new services: 200 in the Auspice South-East Podiatry Project and ten Community Aged Care Packages for more complex client needs. This saw numbers increase from 60 clients to 270. A name change followed in 1998 to Flexi Care Inc. and the addition of more care packages saw client numbers increase to 767. In 2001 this increased further with the addition of the Veteran’s Home Care Program.
The continued growth in service demands resulted in the organisation moving premises several times to meet the growing demands for space to house increased staffing and later, volunteers.
Today, Flexi Care Inc. is situated in its own premises in Dividend Street, Mansfield, Brisbane. Over 80 staff and more than 30 volunteers assist more than 2,400 clients.
Flexi Care Inc. is a well respected service in the Brisbane South community. It continues to grow in response to emerging trends and increasing demands in the delivery of support for older people and people with a disability enabling their clients to maintain independence and to continue to live in their own homes. Flexi Care Inc. provides services by assisting and encouraging our clients to set achievable goals with a wellness and reablement approach.
We support people who have special needs with a level of care that enables access to resources that:
Special Needs Groups may include: