Aged care and disability support
Longreach Home and Community Care Inc. recognises that services provided to the elderly and people with a disability must be person-centred, and built towards the person’s independence rather than fostering dependence on the service provider.
Our aged care and disability services have been designed to make life easier for clients, their carers and to ensure staying at home is enjoyable and safe without sacrificing privacy.
We promote individual choice and support the maintenance of the family unit and chosen lifestyle through the development of (in consultation with the client), a care plan which is tailored and reviewed regularly to ensure the highest quality and effective care is received.
Our friendly, professional team of long serving staff take pride in fostering nurturing relationships that enhance the functional capacity and social and emotional wellbeing of our clients.
Our Services include:
Home helpers provide help with vacuuming, mopping, laundry, bed making and other domestic duties as needs arise.
Services which are not included are spring cleaning, blanket/curtain washing, cleaning up after pets, polishing floors/silver, cleaning venetian blinds, looking after boarders/visitors, cleaning up after visitors and moving heavy furniture or tasks involving climbing.
Home care is not provided on weekends, public holidays or between Christmas and New Year.
A fee of $8 for the first hour and $10 for a second hour will be charged for this service.
Personal Care Workers assist clients with routine activities such as bathing, dressing and grooming on a daily basis including weekends.
A $3 showering fee is charged for this service.
Centre Based Day Care
Attendance and participation in structured group excursions and activities is designed to develop, maintain and support the capacity for independent living and social interaction. These include cards, craft and games mornings, morning teas and lunches.
Clients will cover any costs involved with these activities.
Domiciliary nurses provide nursing services such as wound dressings, monitoring diabetics, post-operative care and monitoring of general health for clients in their own homes. Administering medication and nail care are not included in this service.
A $10 wound care fee will be charged for this service.
Flexible Respite Care
A Respite Worker can look after the person needing care to allow the carer to take a break. This includes home based and centre based day care but does not include overnight stays.
Clients pay for any costs involved.
Clients are assisted to participate in community life through visitation, telephone liaison and other activities such as accompanied grocery and clothes shopping.
There is no fee for this service.
Transport can be arranged for clients to attend medical appointments, chemist, optometrist, dental and other medical services. A 19 seater wheelchair accessible bus is available for group transport.
There is a $5 fee for this service.