Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation

Home Care

Proudly caring for our Elders so that they can continue to be independent and active in their Community

Home Care

The IAC operates a number of Home Care Packages where we provide in home services to Elders in our community. These packages are tailored to our clients’ individual needs and can help with personal care such as bathing and dressing, domestic assistance such as housework and shopping, or help participating in social activities.

Policies

We strive to be open, honest and consistent with our clients and staff and invite anyone to view and comment on our Home Care policies which are regularly reviewed and updated. You can view our current Home Care policies here:

 

Supported By

MyAgedCare

The Department of Social Services provides a great deal of information on their website about Home Care Packages, the assessment process and your rights and responsibilities as a Home Care client.

Eligibility

  • Aboriginal
  • Frail but still able to live at home with some assistance
  • Residing in Wollongong, Shellharbour or Kiama areas

Getting Started

Your first step is to contact the Home Care Coordinator (4228 1585) to enquire about eligibility and available places on the program. If you meet the eligibility requirements and we do not have available places we will add you to our waiting list and recommend other similar services.

If you meet the eligibility requirements and we have available places, we will arrange to meet with you to assess your needs before we ask the Department of Social Service’s Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) to conduct an eligibility assessment. Our Coordinator will assist you with this ACAT assessment and will sit with you during this assessment at your house.

Current Clients

We aim to provide you with the best service to suit your needs and to maintain your independence and are always striving to improve the quality of service that we provide to you. We encourage you to contact us about any concerns or ideas that you have and for you to contact the Department of Social Services directly if you are unhappy with how we have responded to your concerns.

Our Staff

Our Home Care staff are all fully trained in relevant fields and continue to undergo regular training and assessment throughout their careers. Most of our staff have been with the Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation for many years and are dedicated to providing quality care to their Elders.

 

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