Looking at your options for assistance as you're getting older may seem a little daunting at first, but we want to make things as easy as possible for you.
To start, consider your (or your loves one's) needs.
If you require no care now, but would enjoy the safety and security of living in a retirement community, we have seven Independent Living/Self Care villages across NSW. All of our retirement villages are developed with your comfort, security and lifestyle in mind.
If you are able to manage fairly independently in your own home but need a little help, our Community Services may be the right option for you. Community Services can help you stay at home by providing a range of assistance that helps you live as independently as possible. This may include help with domestic cleaning, transport to appointments, social outings, personal care, meal preparation and more. Warrigal Care provides affordable, safe, quality in-home care and respite services.
If you are caring for someone and need an occasional break, Warrigal Care can provide regular or flexible respite either in your home or in one of ours.
If your needs are more than basic and you can no longer care for yourself, Residential Care is available in one of our seven homes.
Before entering residential care, you will need to undertake an assessment from your local Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). You can find out how to make an appointment with your local ACAT by calling the nearest Commonwealth Carelink Centre on 1800 052 222. You may also need to complete an income and assets assessment by Centrelink or Veterans Affairs (depending on your pension type), which is used to determine your financial status and help us to find the right care for you.
We provide aged care services to communities from Queanbeyan in the south, Southern Highlands and Goulburn in the west, and Wollongong and Shellharbour in the east.
Our friendly Client Services staff are available to help you through this process by calling 1800 626 670 during business hours.
Further information: Click here for The Department of Health and Ageing, Aged Care website.