Community Care

Dale Community Care is a familiar, trusted source of services to people wishing to continue living independently in the community. The objectives of the program are to assist people to remain living at home for as long as possible and to enable consumers to have choice and flexibility in the way that care, services and support is provided. 

Services

Care and support services that many consumers choose include:

  • personal care such as bathing/showering; assistance with meal preparation,
  • safety/telephone checks,
  • medication management,
  • transport and personal assistance attending medical appointments,
  • assistance to access support services to maintain personal affairs, 
  • assistance to maintain chosen leisure activities.

Our consumers are welcome to participate in all the Activities and Outings in the Greendale Centre, and to have nutritious meals delivered to their door. 

Family/Carers

Dale Community Care knows the challenges that can be associated with caring for someone. Whether it is a partner who has dementia, a parent or grandparent, it can be stressful striving to meet their needs in addition to those of family and work demands  of every- day living. We know the value of putting Carers in touch with those who understand. We encourage consumer’s carers to tap into the many excellent services of Carers WA

Continuity of Care

As part of Dale Cottages, our service has access to a wide multi-disciplinary team of professional staff.  In addition, consumers are well placed to progress to services provided in residential care, should care needs increase. The ability to remain in a familiar environment and maintain local networks is often of great value to consumers and their families.

Our Team

The Program Coordinator, Team Leader and Admin Assistant at Dale Community Care are committed to continuous improvement to maximise quality of service. They have complementary skills and qualifications that support the Dale Community Care Team, demonstrate accountability as set out in the Home Care Common Standards and encourage feedback through regular reviews. This means that changes in needs are identified and acted upon quickly, we remain in touch with changes in priorities. and we respond appropriately to concerns. 

Our qualified Carers are competent, skilled and experienced in all aspects of care that we provide. All staff have a current police check/certificate and are bound by regulations regarding privacy and confidentiality. Everyone at Dale Community Care is committed to providing the best service possible to our consumers to promote a sense of wellbeing and to maintain independence.

How much does it cost?

The Australian Government pays for the bulk of aged care in Australia. But as with all aged care services, it's expected you'll contribute to the cost of your care if you can afford to do so. If you take up a Home Care Package on or after 1 July 2014, you will be asked to pay:

  • a basic fee of up to 17.5% of the single basic Age Pension
  • an income-tested care fee if your income is over a certain amount.

The Fees for Home Care Packages and Residential Aged Care for People Entering Care from 1 July 2014 information booklet provides more details on Home Care Package costs. For Further information about changes are available from the My Aged Care website.

If you believe you will face financial hardship in paying your aged care costs, you can ask to be considered for financial hardship assistanceIf you apply for financial hardship assistance, the value of your assets will be taken into account as part of the application process.

Enquiries about our services are welcome.