Health support services
SilverChain WA provides a range of in-home health and care services designed to help people or someone close to them, stay healthy safe and independent at home. The services include specialist health services, personal care and wellbeing, continence management and advisory, home care, community and companionship, home and garden, palliative, assessment, home hospital, support for family and carers, falls prevention and safety as well as country services.
Western Australian Home and Community Care Program is a joint funding initiative of the Commonwealth and WA State Governments which provides basic support services for eligible people of all ages with a disability and their carers to assist them to continue living independently at home including support:
- to participate in social activity in a group or one-on-one
- with everyday household tasks
- to enhance nutrition, function, strength, independence and safety
- to support independence in personal care activities such as showering and dressing
- to keep up with essential activities such as shopping, banking and maintaining social contacts.
Independent Living Centre WA provides information, advice, support and training about suitable assistive technology and equipment, funding options, assessment and referral pathways, linking to community services, respite options and culturally appropriate care.
Meals on Wheels represents helping hands, teamwork and looking out for each other and is all about people in the community joining forces to help others. While age and disability may reduce some people's capacity to get out and about, Meals on Wheels helps make it possible for them to stay in their homes, where most are happiest, allowing them to maintain ongoing independence, health and well-being. The delivery of nutritious and affordable meals, together with regular contact and social interaction contributes significantly towards the clients’ wellbeing and independence. The majority of clients are aged between 50 years to 90 plus, however meals on wheels also provides to younger people with disability. The service is delivered by volunteers so it is also an opportunity to give to your community if you are able to.
MS WA specialises in supporting people living with neurological conditions that include MS (Multiple Sclerosis), stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Huntington's Disease, acquired brain injury, and Motor Neurone Disease. MS WA services include clinical, residential respite, high support accommodation, education and information, peer support, support workers and in home care, social welfare assistance and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) support.