Astley Care has been operating for over 30 years in the Gosnells/Armadale areas providing support for aged people, people with disabilities and their carers. We offer a wide range of tailored and flexible services provided by motivated, skilled staff and volunteers either in your home or community or at our day clubs.
We welcome people with dementia, Aboriginal people, people from the LGBTI community and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to access our services.
Home Care Packages are provided in a ‘Consumer Directed Care Model’ which means you have greater control over your life by allowing you to make choices about the types of care and services you receive using the funds provided in your budget.
To receive a Home Care Package, you need to be referred by your GP to be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team from your local hospital. Although they will assess the level of care you need you cannot receive a HCP until you receive a letter from the Dept of Health confirming that you have been assigned a package. While you are waiting for the letter you can investigate suitable providers and Astley Care staff are always happy to talk you to about how our packages work at this stage.
If you choose Astley Care one of our Case Managers will arrange a home visit and work with you, and any representative of your choice, to develop a support plan based on your needs and goals using funds from your budget. You can use services provided by Astley Care like domestic assistance, shopping, personal care, medication support, transport, respite, nursing services, home maintenance or you may opt to use your funding to purchase other services including physiotherapy, podiatry, attendance at day clubs or gutter cleaning services or purchase equipment to improve your quality of life. The Case Manager will explain how the budget works, assist you to access external services or equipment and will provide a monthly Statement showing how your funds have been spent.
While Home Care Packages are very comprehensive, if you require additional services not covered by your package funds, you are able to ‘top it up’ using your own funds.
Astley Care provides Level 1, 2, 3 & 4 packages. We pride ourselves in being your local provider which offers quality services at days and times to suit your needs and not simply to suit the organisation. We employ our own staff, and not agency staff, and aim to provide the same worker each time. We treat you as an individual, continually monitor your needs and change services as required. We employ staff who are trained in aged care, including supporting people with dementia, and who live in your local community. Also if you have a family carer we will work alongside them to ensure you receive the best quality care and also liaise with your GP or pharmacist if necessary.
Even if you have not yet been assigned a package please feel free to call us to discuss how an Astley Care Home Care Package will help you live a better life.