Aged Care services
Southern Barossa Region
Consumer Directed Care
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Wirraminna Care (formerly The Abbeyfield Society) provide Home Care Packages to clients in the Southern Barossa Region, allowing people to stay in their own home and receive the care they need to maintain their desired lifestyle.
Wirraminna Care is a community owned residential aged care facility, and we are delighted to be able to extend our services to assist our local community. These packages are available to members of the community who have been assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) as requiring a Home Care Package (Government subsidised), or for members of the community who wish to self-fund care. We cater for all levels of care, from Level 1 (basic level care needs) to Level 4 (high level care needs).
These packages enable eligible people to have a choice of how, when and what services they require to maintain their goals and lifestyle. Wirraminna Care can also help you to gain access to other services of your choice that will enable you to remain living independently.
Services We Can Provide
- Personal care
- Home Cleaning
- Social Support
- Home Maintenance
- Nursing Care
- Assistance with the purchase of health-related equipment
How to obtain a Home Care Package
To obtain a Home Care Package, consumers must first check for eligibility by getting an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) assessment. At this meeting you will be assessed for the level of assistance you require to remain independent. You can access more information by calling My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or through the My Aged Care website www.myagedcare.gov.au
Once you have been assessed as eligible for a package you will be informed in writing, you will then need to register on the My Aged Care website. Please call Wirraminna Care if you require assistance with this.
If you have an existing package, you can choose to transfer from an existing provider if you wish. Nominate Wirraminna Care Home Care as your preferred provider. There may be a waiting period for a package, but upon being offered a package a Wirraminna Care Case Coordinator will work with you to assist with the support/services that you require.
Your Health Care, Your Way
You are in control of the support/services that you require. You decide the level of involvement that you wish to have in managing your Home Care Package. You choose the care and services that meet your needs and goals.
Your Wirraminna Care Case Coordinator will work with you to coordinate and assist you to have an active role in the decision making and management of the package. You can call upon your Case Coordinator at any time to assist you to manage or coordinate your support/services. Our Case Coordinators are Nurses who are reliable and experienced, and will approach your concerns with care and sensitivity.
The Australian Government, Department of Social Services (previously Department of Health and Ageing) funds Consumer Directed Care / Home Care Packages. The funding available to you will be defined by the package level that you are assessed for.
All Home Care Packages operate on an individualised and transparent budget, provided to the consumer on a monthly basis. The budget outlines details of the Administration and Case Management costs and Service and Support provision and/or purchasing costs.
Generally, people are required to contribute to their package by paying a basic daily care fee. Exact fees are based on your individual circumstances and income and are made very clear to you as part of your package.
Being tenants of the units, we find that it’s like a small community; everyone is so friendly and we all help each other out when needed. It’s very comfortable here; there are mostly retired people living in the units and it's so quiet sometimes, you would think no-one was around. We would recommend anyone to live here and enjoy the surroundings, and what better security do you need than having your neighbours watch your unit when you go away for a period of time?
We enjoy all the birdlife that are actually living on the grounds of Wirraminna. The staff and volunteers are the best there is and will help in any way they can.
A welcoming smile is the first impression once entering this positive, happy place. The friendliness and love from staff for the residents is obvious.
When I had my stroke, I was unable to stay in my own home. I didn’t want to leave Williamstown where I had lived all my married life. Wirraminna is good; everyone helps and cares for me- not only staff and volunteers but other residents as well. We are all one family.
I have been involved with Wirraminna on and off since the suggestion was first made to build a supportive family-type home for the older people of Williamstown and surrounding area. It has, over the years, changed, expanded, met challenges and always kept to its original ideal of providing a warm, hospitable and friendly atmosphere, while encouraging residents to maintain family ties and independence.