How to access Aged Care services in the Limestone Coast
Aged care refers to people over 65 years.
(Disability is managed under a different funding arrangement and as such this information does not transfer to those community members.)
If you are unable to manage your own needs independently and require support it's recommended that you:
Contact Access 2 Home Care on 1300 130 551. This is the ‘gateway’ to booking an assessment to establish your aged care needs and what services you may qualify for. Access 2 Home Care will take a comprehensive assessment over the phone prior to referring your request to the local Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). (You must be approved for service before you can access aged care services, respite or Residential Care.)
For further information on the different types of aged cares services available you can visit the My Aged Care website - to visit the website click here.
There are many different types of aged care services available to support you, whatever your needs.
Once assessed and in receipt of your formalised approval for services you can then arrange to be placed on the waiting lists for the services you require.
Home Care Services are available through:
- Resthaven - 8762 4389
- South East Regional Community Health Services - 8762 8160
- Boandik - 8766 2440
Residential (Hostel / Nursing Home) Care is available at:
- Longridge Aged Care - 8762 1340
- Moreton Bay House (Naracoorte Hospital) - 8762 8100
- Pinchunga, Penola - 8737 2311
- Sheoak Lodge, Millicent - 8733 0150
- Boneham Cottages, Millicent - 8733 2174
- Keith Hospital - 8755 1555
- Kingston Hospital - 8767 0222
- Bordertown Hospital - 8752 9000
- Boandik Lodge, Mount Gambier - 8725 7377
- Resthaven, Mount Gambier - 8723 0911
Home Care Today has produced a book which provides information and resources that will help you or your representative to understand how home care packages work when they are provided using a consumer directed care (CDC) approach.
Home Care Today supports you as you work out what to expect, what choices you have and how you can make decisions about your home care.
To visit the Home Care Today website or to view their book click here
Copies are also available from South East Regional Community Health Services - 8762 8160 - or from the Naracoorte Public Library.