Home & Community Care

WBNC provides home care services for people in need and their carers. This service is a practical and flexible service that assists people to maintain independence and quality of life while continuing to live at home, or to assist ill or injured people in their homes.

An assessment of needs usually occurs in the home before the service commences. Periodic assessment will occur and clients may request reassessment at any time.

Our home care workers are especially trained and carefully selected for their interest and capability in helping in the home situation.

HOME CARE

Home care provides assistance with household duties such as sweeping, vacuuming, washing floors, cleaning bathrooms and kitchens, washing, ironing, and mending clothes, shopping, preparing meals. The worker is usually allocated 1-2 hours per week to accomplish these chores.

The client and the WBNC staff will decide which jobs in the home have top priority. Jobs involving valuable items (such as dusting crystal etc) can be requested but NO responsibility can be taken for any breakages.

PERSONAL CARE

In some instances it will be jobs like showering or dressing that you may be having difficulty with, our personal care workers are trained to assist you with these tasks.

CHARGES

Your home care worker is paid by the Bush Nursing Centre, you do not pay the worker directly.

The service charge is estimated on the client’s income but the maximum charge will be $5.00 per hour and the minimum is $4.00 per hour

ELIGIBILITY

If you are elderly, frail, disabled or suffering from a chronic debilitating illness you will probably be eligible for ongoing home services.

If you are recovering from an acute illness or are just recently discharged from hospital, you may be eligible for short term services during your recovery.

If you think you or someone you know may be eligible for service, call the Centre on 02 60 371 220

OTHER SERVICES

If you are eligible for home care, you may also benefit from some of the other services offered by the Walwa Bush Nursing Centre; District Nursing, Meals on Wheels, Case Management and liaison with other health professionals on your behalf.

Further to this we have a range of age specific exercise programs and health promotional activities available. If you are interested in any of the Centre services please ask your doctor for a referral, or contact us directly on (02) 6037 1220.