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MURRAY MALLEE AGED CARE GROUP INC

TUMPINYERI           
[Belonging to life (Ngarrindjeri word)]

Special care for older Aboriginal people –Community Aged Care Packages
Individually tailored services for older Aboriginal people who wish to stay at home.

It is often considered when older Aboriginal people require assistance with everyday living that they move out of their community areas.

A community aged care package provides hostel level of care to frail and /or disabled elderly people in their home.

This service provides significant support to eligible older people so that they are able to:

  • Remain living at home with maximum control over their lives, maintaining dignity and independence.
  • Negotiate assistance suited to their individual needs with minimal disruption to life.
  • Continue as an active and valued member of their community

Elderly people who are frail and /or disabled are eligible for a care package in their home after assessment and approval of care by an Australian Government Aged Care Assessment Team.

Any person may request an assessment by contacting the Murray Mallee Aged Care Assessment Team at (08) 85356800.

On approval, a care package tailored to the person’s needs is prepared and a care worker is contracted to provide the person with the assistance required.
Care may include:

  • Showering and personal hygiene
  • Dressing and undressing
  • Mobility and transfer
  • Assistance with meals, etc.
  • Laundry
  • Home help
  • Monitor prescribed medication (subject to legal restrictions)
  • On call emergency assistance
  • Temporary respite care at home
  • Support and Advocacy to maintain personal affairs
  • On a seven day week basis if required.

A care package does not generally include home maintenance and modification.

Community Aged Care Packages can be available throughout the Murray Mallee and Southern Fleurieu Regions within the following government areas:

  • Mid Murray Council
  • Rural City of Murray Bridge
  • District Council Karoonda East Murray
  • Southern Mallee district Council
  • Coorong District Council
  • Alexandrina Council
  • And other Hills, Southern Regions.

Each package will be costed individually and a fee agreed upon.
For aged pensioners with no other income the fee will not exceed 17.5% of the single aged pension.
In addition the Commonwealth provides the Group with funding to assist with the provision of CACP.
Further details on the packages can be obtained from:-
                                               
Vicki Cummings
Coordinator
Murray Mallee Aged Carers Group Inc
PO Box 1315
74 Adelaide Road
MURRAY BRIDGE SA 5253
PH: (08) 85322255