Community Care offers a range of support to the frail, and frail aged and younger people with a disability and their carers living within Gilgandra Shire. Support is provided the Home and Community Care (HACC) program. These services are funded by the Australian Federal Government and NSW State Government.
You can get in touch by telephoning 6817 8750 or you can visit the Community Care Centre, 22 Miller Street Gilgandra.
Residents who seek support can be referred by their Doctor, Community Nurse, family member, friend or the Aged Care Assessment Team. They can also refer themselves.
The Manager will assess their eligibility to receive support and identify their goals to meet their individual circumstances. Their choices will improve or maintain their independence to live in their own home with access into the community
Community Care offers:
In Home Respite provides:
Day Care: Initial assessment then referral to the Day Care Coordinator at Gilgandra Multi Purpose Health Service (MPHS) hospital.
Home Care: Initial assessment then referral to the Referral and Assessment Centre (RAAC) for domestic assistance and personal care
Home Maintenance and Modification: Initial assessment referral to Occupational Therapist for a home based assessment and a plan of works required.
Community Options: Referral is made for Case Management when multiple Home and Community Care Services (HACC) are required
Cost to receive support: The Manger will advise the costs during the assessment. These will vary depending on the type of support clients and carers choose to receive to achieve their goals.
My Aged Care website: www.myagedcare.gov.au
NSW Meals on Wheels Association Website: www.nswmealsonwheels.org.au
Community Transport Organisation: www.cto.org.au
Carers New South Wales Website: www.carersnsw.asn.au
02 6817 8750 (ph)
02 6817 8755 (fax)