Community Care

Community Care is a range of flexible services and options to support you to live safely and independently at home. Ask us about our personalised approach, range of flexible and affordable services and how we can support you today!

 

What is Community Care?

Community Care services are personalised support services to help you continue living at home safely and independently. You may be looking for a little extra help with housework and gardening to keep your home looking spic and span, or for specialist health care and registered nurse visits after a hospital stay.

These services are provided by dedicated, qualified and experienced care workers who visit you in your own home.

The services that you access can be paid for in a number of ways – from using your Home Care Package to paying privately, or even supplementing your Package with additional services to ensure you’re receiving the support you need.

How do Home Care Packages work?

Home Care Packages provide subsidised care to support older people to continue living at home. There are four levels of Home Care Packages in Australia to meet different care needs and the level that you’re approved at is based on the outcome of your Aged Care Assessment (ACAT).

Each Home Care Package level receives a set amount of funding from the government that can be used to pay for care and support services.

To access Community Care through a Home Care Package you need to have been assessed and assigned a package through MyAgedCare –

ask us for help with this today.

 

Why choose Whiddon for Community Care?

Our goal is to help you to stay living in your own home for as long as possible and ensuring that, as your provider, we’re there to support you while you do. This means really getting to know you and understanding what matters most to you to help you live the way you want to.

At Whiddon we offer:

  • Personalised, flexible and affordable options, with care plans that are developed with you.
  • Relationship Based Care and a consistent team of care workers, so that we can get to know you and your family
  • Choice over the level of control and responsibility for your care and support services.
  • Offices in your local area, meaning that we’re nearby and are familiar with your area and community
  • A dedicated Care Coordinator and access to our Scheduling Team for changes, 7 days a week.
  • Access to Whiddon’s award-winning wellbeing programs
  • Support to find great, practical solutions to help you stay connected to your family, friends, community and interests.
  • Free consultations with our experienced Care Coordinators and no hidden costs or fees.
  • 70 years of experience providing award-winning aged care services
  • Peace of mind – we’re a Government approved provider of Home Care Packages

Community Care services

  • Personal transport to help you access your community

  • Respite Care and Carer Support

  • Great social programs to keep you connected

  • Domestic support and a helping hand around the home - from pet care, to meal preparation

  • Nursing and specialist clinical care, rehabilitation services and helping you recover from injury or illness

  • Wellbeing support including art classes, pet therapy, social cooking classes and memory groups

Find a service near you

Community Care rates

Community Care in 5 Steps

  • Step 1

    Understand your options.

    Talk to your family, support person, GP or Whiddon to see what different types of support services there are available to ensure you can continue living at home.

  • Step 2

    Get help with MyAgedCare.

    If you’re looking at subsidised care through a Home Care Package, organise your assessment through MyAgedCare – ask us for help.

  • Step 3

    Research your options & shop around.

    Who are your local providers, what services do they offer, are they right for you, what are their costs?

  • Step 4

    Access the care and support you need, when you need it.

    Even if you’re waiting in the queue for a Home Care Package, there are still options available to support you while you wait – ask us about these.

  • Step 5

    Choose your provider and get started.

    Meet the team who’ll support you, talk about what’s most important to you and your lifestyle, plan your services, sign your agreement & get started!

  • If you’re waiting for a Home Care Package

    You’re at the front of the queue – when you receive your Home Care Package assignment letter, start care at your approved level under your subsidised package.

Helpful resources

  • Keeping Connected

    Transport Services Keep Seniors Connected

  • Healthy Ageing

    Creative Approaches to Keeping Fit

  • Ageing Concerns

    Getting the Most from your Home Care Funding

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