Westmont Community Care Services is the home and community care division of Westmont Aged Care Services Ltd. Westmont started delivering home care services to the community of Wodonga and surrounds in 2010. In November 2013 Westmont successfully tendered for the Victorian HACC funded services and took over from the City of Wodonga, providing high quality home support services to the community.
Since that time, Westmont Community Care Services has grown to provide both funded and non-funded brokerage home care services to people in the community who need assistance to remain living in their own homes for as long as they are able and choose to. Our Community Care team comprises of 70 qualified, dedicated carers, schedulers, assessment officers and administration staff. We deliver a range of services to both Commonwealth and Victorian State Government funded clients, Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Brokerage and privately funded services to the communities of Wodonga and surrounding districts.
We can provide a range of case management services for Home Care Package holders or partial case management for Consumer Directed Care (CDC) clients, brokered services to other providers for their clients with a full range of Home and Community Care services.
For further information or to seek assistance phone Westmont Community Care on 02 6043 9867 and you will be assisted by our friendly caring staff.
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Home Care Services are funded in several ways, Westmont is an approved provider of the following programs:
1. Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)
If you want to stay at home, but need some help with daily tasks or entry level care, the Commonwealth Home Support Programme may be able to help.
2. Home Care Packages (HCP)
If you have more complex needs, a Home Care Package may be right for you. You can access a higher level service than the CHSP, as well as additional services. These services include case management, client care coordination and advocacy, and are developed in consultation with clients and tailored to meet individual needs.
3. Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC PYP) services
HACC PYP services provide low level assistance for people under the age of 65, and their carers to support them living at home.
4. National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
NDIS provides support for people with significant and permanent disability and their family and carers.
5. Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)
DVA – Westmont is an approved Veterans Home Care provider.
Private funding/fee for service – A full suite of services is able to be provided to individuals who are ineligible to receive funded services and packages as listed above. Please see below ‘Private funding/fee for service’ that sets out services we can offer.
Alternatively contact Westmont Community Care 02 6043 9867 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and costings.
Private Funding/Fee For Service
Other services Westmont can offer for a ‘fee for service’ are:
- Spring cleaning
- Shed tidy ups
- Gardening including pruning
- Gutter cleaning
- TV and Entertainment set up
- Administrative support
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Help at home – how services are now delivered in Victoria:
Please visit MyAgedCare – My Aged Care – Help at Home: how services are delivered.
Government funding allows Westmont to provide you with a variety of entry level services, which are diverse and flexible to help you remain in your own home for longer. These services include:
- Cleaning bathroom, toilet, laundry, kitchen, bedroom and living areas
- Vacuuming, sweeping, washing floors, dusting
- Bedmaking/changing linen
- Washing and ironing of clothes
- Help preparing meals
- Shopping, paying bills etc. – on your behalf
- Dressing and undressing
- Assistance with fitting aids
- Showering,toileting and bathing
- Oral care
- Assistance with shaving and hair care
- Medication supervision
- Assisting with mobility and transfers
- Preparation or cooking of meals
- Support to maintain social interaction
- Assistance with shopping
- Escort for shopping,bill paying and appointments
- Respite outings for clients
- In home respite for carers
Our staff can either prepare or assist you to prepare your meals or you might like to receive Meals on Wheels.
Prompt and monitor clients to take their medication at the correct time.
- In-home respite
- Minor carpentry repairs to doors, windows, furniture
- Replacement of light globes, fuses
- Washing/cleaning windows
- Repairing gates, fences, letterboxes etc
- Lawing mowing
- Removal of rubbish
- Assistance with moving small to medium sized furniture within your home
- Cobweb removal
- Smoke alarm and battery maintenance
- Gutter cleaning
A care staff member can assist you with this.
Westmont runs the Social Connections Groups from The Willows at 11b McFarland Road, Wodonga.
Funding from the Commonwealth – CHSP, and the Victorian Government – HACC PYP support these programs, and participants from many other areas are welcome to join in. There are participants from NDIS, DVA, Private and Brokerage clients who enjoy a get together, a meal and some company.
These groups cater for older people, younger people, diverse people and people from all walks of life. Participation can offer socialisation, games, craft, quizzes, guest speakers, singing groups, gentle exercises, outings, bus trips, nutritional meals, lots of fun and more.
Our programs offer support for individuals living independently who want to stay connected to their community. All activities are designed and developed with individuals’ needs, likes and wants considered.
Programs are developed to promote independence, social inclusion, build confidence, enhance emotional wellbeing and an opportunity to learn new skills, share knowledge and stories and make friends. Westmont’s qualified, caring staff and a team of dedicated volunteers, ensure that each day is entertaining, enjoyable and fun.
If you would like to join in, share some stories, come and enjoy some company and meet new people, please call the Willows on 02 6043 9771 and speak to one of our friendly staff about how you can participate.
- Personal care, plus
- Medication administration
- Wound dressings
- Monitoring of vital signs
- Monitoring of Blood glucose levels
- Bowel and continence monitoring
- Liaison with your Health Care Professional if required
Home and Community Care (HACC PYP) Services for Victorians aged 65 years or over (and 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) will be funded and managed by the Australian Government as part of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).
The Victorian Government will continue to fund and manage services for people under 65, with some HACC PYP services and clients transferring to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as it rolls out in Victoria.