About Us

Elder Assist is a small local business that provides quality non-medical in home support to seniors in Sydney City, Inner West, and Eastern suburbs. Our goal is to support senior’s independence and well-being. We offer a personal service and specialize in providing custom in home aged care whether this is regularly scheduled or on an occasional basis.

Sample services include light housekeeping, companionship, simple home maintenance, de-cluttering, errands, administration, respite and more. Other popular services include support with downsizing.

Please see our services page for a detailed list.

We are a small team and pride ourselves on our ethical standards and we maintain high standards of privacy, confidentiality and security.

Please contact us to discuss your individual needs further. We offer a free no obligation consultation to help determine what services best suit the individual or family and will tailor our services to meet your needs.


Ricarda Atherton - Elder Assist owner and operation manager

Ricarda Atherton

Owner / Operations Manager
BA Sociology 1997, University of Western Ontario Canada

“Elder Assist was founded on the belief that seniors should be able to maintain their independence and to live at home if they so choose. It is about providing trusted and quality in home support based on individual requirements and preferences. Our belief is that by building strong caring relationships we can improve the quality of life of our elders.”

Elder Assist was founded by Ricarda Atherton in 2011 after a successful career as an Operations Manager.  She holds Bachelor of Arts majoring in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and is a member of the Australian Association of Home Organizers.  Ricarda is passionate about supporting seniors to maintain their independence. She welcomes all enquiries and feedback and can be reached direct via email at ricarda.atherton@elderassist.com.au