Harvey Health and Community Services Group Inc., operating as South West Community Care, is a not-for-profit organisation, which also has Public Benevolent Institution status and is a registered charitable organisation.
South West Community Care is the largest provider of Home and Community Care (HACC) services across the Shires of Capel, Dardanup and Harvey in the south west region of West Australia, covering 2807 square kilometres.
South West Community Care’s agencies include Capel-Dardanup Home & Community Care (HACC), Harvey-Australind Home and Community Care (HACC) and Harvey Occupational Therapy Services.
The Wellness Centre in Harvey is the delivery location for Harvey Occupational Therapy Services and the Harvey Australind HACC centre-based services. HACC centre based services are delivered at Capel Dardanup HACC’s Eaton Day Centre, for clients living in the Shires of Capel and Dardanup.
South West Community Care is driven by an accountability and values culture with highly skilled and motivated employees who are genuinely committed to ensuring the aged and people with disabilities maintain their independence, health and remain connected to the community.
Home and Community Care programs are funded by the Australian Government and West Australian State Government and have varying eligibility criteria and referral requirements.
Centre-Based Day Care – Programs are conducted from the Wellness Centre in Harvey and Capel Dardanup HACC’s Day Centre in Eaton. Activities are selected in consultation with clients to support their independence and socialisation and may include group excursions and some outside of centre activities.
Domestic Assistance – Clients are encouraged to maintain their independence using the ‘Wellness Approach’, while being supported with domestic tasks.
Health Forums – One-off events for the community where health specialists present the latest information and strategies for clients to manage their health conditions such as arthritis and diabetes and offer strategies for pain management.
Home Maintenance – These services include minor home repairs, garden modification or redesign, construction of safe pathways or the raising of garden beds as well as weeding, lawn mowing, pruning or the removal of garden waste. Minor house repairs include the changing light globes and/or batteries in smoke alarms.
Occupational Therapy Services – These services include a range of individual programs and groups exercise activities that promote strength, provide upper limb rehabilitation and offer clients memory enhancement exercises. Maintenance of health and wellbeing can reduce the stress and anxiety that is often experienced during aging.
Personal Care – These services support clients with daily self-care activities such as showering, toileting and dressing. The primary focus is to enable a client to regain and/or retain their independence in self-care. Personal care is usually provided in a client’s home but can be provided at a centre, particularly if the client’s home is inadequate, unsafe or the client is homeless.
Respite Care – Provides carers with a break from their caring role.
Safe Gopher Operation – This specialist program is targeted to ensure that clients are safe and confident users of gopher transport. Clients are provided with road rules, information regarding local re-charging stations, and practice the safe navigation of pavements and entrances across a range of terrains.
Social Support – Services which support clients to participate in activities of their choice outside the home including supported bill-paying, banking, shopping, as well as engaging in social outings and other activities in the community.
Transport – Services provided to clients to remain living independently in the community by providing access to community activities and services, including day centre based programs, social activities, shopping and medical appointments.