Home and Community Care Services

Find out about the Home and Community Care national program, and the services available in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

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The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder through the Eastern Goldfields Community Centre (EGCC) provides Home and Community Care (HACC) Services and facilitates activities for Seniors.

HACC services are funded by both State and Commonwealth Governments and are subsidised by the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder. Seniors activities are funded by the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder.

The EGCC is located at 13 Roberts Street Kalgoorlie, next to the William Grundt Memorial Library.

The aim of the HACC program is to provide low levels of support for those who are well aged and frail aged and younger persons with disability and their Carers who’s capacity for independent living is at risk and require assistance with tasks of everyday living.

All HACC services delivered by the EGCC are carried out by supporting the “Wellness Philosophy”, which recognises an individual’s abilities, promotes independence, supports current skills, assists in regaining lost skills and supports community connections thereby encouraging independent living in the community.

Meals on Wheels as part of the HACC service is also based at the centre, where meals are prepared in accordance with strict food safety guidelines, chilled, packed then delivered by a team of volunteers.

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Mission

The mission of the Eastern Goldfields Community Centre is to provide customised programs and services to well-aged and frail-aged seniors and persons with disability and their Carer’s, to enhance and maintain their independence, and improve their quality of life.


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Programs

The Eastern Goldfields Community Centre has a Program for Seniors and a Home and Community Care (HACC) program that utilise the same facility but within different areas.

Seniors Programs

The activities available to seniors include:-

  • Dizzy Fingers Craft (Mondays, 9.30 am)
  • Gentle Gym (Tuesdays, 9.30 am)
  • Meet, Greet and Eat (the first Tuesday of the month from 1.30pm to 2.30pm)
  • 50+ Exercise Group (Wednesdays, 9.30 am)
  • Carpet Bowls (Wednesdays, 1.15 pm)
  • OWLS (Older •  Wiser • Livelier • Seniors) (Thursdays, 1.00 pm)
  • Bingo (Friday, 1.00 pm)

Transport can provided to the above activities if required for a minimum cost.

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Home and Community Care (HACC) Programs

An assessment by the Regional Assessment Service (RAS) is required to ensure Home and Community Care (HACC) eligibility.

The service available for Home and Community Care (HACC) include:-
  • Domestic Assistance
  • Social Support
  • Personal Care
  • Centre-based Day Care
  • Get Out Club
  • Meal on Wheels
  • Meal Preparation
  • Transport
  • Counseling, Support, Information and Advocacy

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Regional Assessment Service (RAS)

The Regional Assessment Service (RAS) will explore an individual’s eligibility for the WA HACC Program. RAS works in partnership with the Aged Care Assessment Team assessors and Allied Health Professionals to ensure people access the most appropriate level of support.

RAS conduct assessments, commence support planning and facilitate access to support within the WA HACC Program and the broader community care sector. Assessors work with the individual and, where appropriate, their carer to explore their goals, abilities, needs and support strategies.

A referral to RAS can be made by a family member, carer or health care professional. The Eastern Goldfields Community Centre can assist with this or the person can contact RAS themselves.

RAS can be contacted on 1300 785 415.

For more information, please go to the Home and Community Care page.

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Home and Community Care (HACC) Services

Find out about the HACC program and the services delivered by the Eastern Goldfields Community Centre:-

  •  Home and Community Care program
  •  Home and Community Care services in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Home and Community Care Program

Home and Community Care (HACC) is a joint program funded by the Commonwealth and Western Australian State Governments and subsidised by the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder.

HACC services are delivered for the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder through the Eastern Goldfields Community Centre (EGCC).

Aims and Objectives of the HACC Program

All HACC services delivered by the EGCC are carried out by supporting the “Wellness Philosophy”, which recognises an individual’s abilities, promotes independence, supports current skills, assists in regaining lost skills and supports community connections thereby encouraging independent living in the community.

Provide flexible, timely services that respond to the needs of clients.
 
Eligibility for services is determined by an assessment from the Regional Assessment Service (RAS).
 
RAS can be contacted on 1300 785 415.
 
The referral can be made by the person requiring the service, a health professional, carer or family member. The EGCC can also assist with the referral if required.
 
For more information on HACC click on the following link: http://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/F_I/Home-and-Community-Care-HACC

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HACC Common Care Standards

Delivery of services is guided by the HACC Common Care Standards, which aim to improve the quality of services in the program.

The objectives of the Common Care Standards can be found here
 
WA HACC Standard Fees Schedule (July 2013)Fees relating to HACC Support Services can be found here

 

For further information, please contact the Eastern Goldfields Community Centre.

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