Community Care Services
Community Care offers a range of services to the frail, aged, people with a disability and their carers living within Gilgandra Shire through the Home and Community Care program. These services are funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments through the Department of Ageing Disabilities and Home Care
You can get in touch by telephoning 6817 8750 or you can visit the Community Care Centre, 22 Miller Street Gilgandra.
Residents who wish to access these services 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 your eligibility to receive a service and identify the type of services you require that will meet your individual circumstances.
Services offered include:
Meals on Wheels provides:
Friendly volunteers deliver hot lunch Monday to Saturday including all public holidays. Lunch menu can include soup, main meal, dessert and juice. Thie are two choices for the hot meal each day.
Frozen meals can be delivered by arrangement to people who live in Gilgandra or in the rural and remote areas of the Shire. Clients can make their own choice from an excellent range of frozen meals which include soups, snacks, pies, muffins, yoghurts, main and mini meals and desserts.
Other services include shopping support with the client or on their behalf and microwave hire is also available.
Link to NSW Meals on Wheels Association Web Site www.nswmealsonwheels.org.au
In Home Respite provides
Community Transport provides:
Referrals to other Home & Community Care Services
Home Care: Initial assessment then referral to the Referral and Assessment Centre (RAC) for domestic assistance and personal care
Social Support: Initial assessment then referral to LifeLinks Community Support Services for one to one support, companionship visits and letter writing, none medical transport and assistance for carers.
Home Maintenance and Modification: Initial assessment referral to Occupational Therapist Gilgandra Multi Purpose Health Centre
Community Options: Referral is made for Case Management when multiple Home and Community Care Services are required
Cost to receive services
The Manger will advise the costs during the assessment.
These will vary depending on the services you choose to receive.
02 6817 8750 (ph)
02 6817 8755 (fax)