Aged Care, Home Support and Disability Services Aged Care, Home Support and Disability Services

Council supports communities through the provision of aged care, home support and disability services from centres located in:

• Kalkarindji and Daguragu

• Yarralin, Pigeonhole and Lingara

• Timber creek, Myatt, Gilwi, Bulla and Amanbidji

• Nauiyu and Wooliana

• Pine creek and Kybrook

Services currently available across the programs include:

• Assistance to prepare meals

• Domestic assistance

• Material aide (washing machines and beds)

• Property maintenance

• Building modifications

• Case Management

• Advocacy

• Respite and careers support

• Activities and outings

• Transport

• Personal care

Service development and growth will provide increased services across the region including:

• Lifestyle and transition support

• Specialised housing options

• Employment development

• Financial planning

Over 2016-17, 124 community residents, as well as a number of transient people, have been supported on a weekly basis through the aged care service. Clients range in age from 50 to 90 years.

Disability services cover a wider age range and currently support a core group of eight (8) service recipients.

Significant developments have occurred across the disability and aged care sector including: Home Care Packages (HCP) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS focuses on consumer directed care (CDC) services, placing the decision on how funding is used with the client, and individualised funding for home based care.

Staff across five (5) communities are undertaking the Certificate IV in Disability and have participated in the person centred planning (PCP) program designed to support an increased focus on consumer directed care.