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Elderly Health

Help, support and care are available to older people through community care organisations, hospitals and residential facilities. Many community care groups provide in-home care.

In cases where in-home care is not possible, alternatives are available.

Your doctor can provide information and arrange services.

AGED CARE ASSESSMENT

Aged Care Assessment Teams determine the best care options including rehabilitation, community care or residential care (including nursing homes).

These services are available in metropolitan and country areas and are usually located in hospitals.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Services are available under the Home and Community Care Program to help frail older people stay living at home.

These include home help and personal care such as bathing and dressing, meal delivery and home maintenance.

A large network of private and community organisations provide these services.

Details on these services and eligibility are available from the Home and Community Care Program listed in this section.

ALTERNATIVE RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION

Information about nursing homes, aged care hostels and retirement villages is available in the DPS Guide to Aged Care, available from the Commonwealth Carelink Centres, Tel: 1800 052 222.

SPECTACLES SUBSIDY SCHEME

The WA Spectacle Subsidy Scheme assists with the purchase of a complete pair of prescribed spectacles or lenses by providing a fifty percent subsidy of the total cost to a maximum of $50. This assistance is available once every two years, subject to eligibility criteria. Information is available from the Spectacle Subsidy Scheme listed in this section.

AIDS AND APPLIANCES

The Community Aids and Equipment program provides aids and equipment to people with long-term and permanent disabilities living in the community, subject to eligibility criteria.

Information is available from the Disability Services Commission section.

MORE INFORMATION

Many of the organisations that provide information and support for older people are listed on the Age Page towards the front of the Perth Metropolitan White Pages. For more information on these and other health services, call healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222.

Other services can be found under Hospital Services, Mental Health and Health Services for You and Your Family.


In this listing:


AGED CARE ASSESSMENT TEAMS - COUNTRY

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Department of Health, Western Australia   healthdirect Australia 1800 022 222
Department of Health, Western Australia   Busselton Hospital
Mill Road, Busselton WA 6280     Tel: 08 9753 6000
Department of Health, Western Australia   Esperance Aged Care Assessment Team
Esperance Community Health Building, Forrest Street, Esperance WA 6450     Tel: 08 9071 0441
Department of Health, Western Australia   Great Southern Aged and Subacute Care Services
(formerly Albany Aged Care Assessment Team)
Hardie Road, Albany WA 6330     Tel: 08 9892 8215
Department of Health, Western Australia   Kalgoorlie Aged Care Assessment Team
Restorative Care Ward, Kalgoorlie Hospital, Piccadilly Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430     Tel: (08) 9080 5772
Department of Health, Western Australia   Kimberley Aged and Community Services (KACS)
Kimberley Aged and Community Services, 61 Herbert Street, Broome WA 6725     Tel: 08 9192 0333
Department of Health, Western Australia   Midwest Aged Care Assessment Team
(formerly Geraldton Aged Care Assessment Team)
Geraldton Health Campus, Shenton Street, Geraldton WA 6530     Tel: 08 9956 2310
Department of Health, Western Australia   Pilbara Community and Aged Care Services (PCACS)
Tel: (08) 9174 1081
Department of Health, Western Australia   Rockingham Peel Aged Care Assessment Team
(formerly Mandurah Aged Care Assessment Team)
Rockingham General Hospital, Elanora Drive, Cooloongup  WA 6168     Tel: (08) 9599 4517

AGED CARE ASSESSMENT TEAMS - METROPOLITAN

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Department of Health, Western Australia   Armadale Aged Care & Rehabilitation Services
3056 Albany Highway, Mount Nasura WA 6112     Tel: 08 9391 2350
Department of Health, Western Australia   Bentley Aged Care Assessment Team
Mills Street, Bentley WA 6102     Tel: 08 9416 3769
Department of Health, Western Australia   Department of Community and Geriatric Medicine
Fremantle Hospital, Alma Street, Fremantle WA 6160     Tel: 08 9431 2673
Department of Health, Western Australia   Osborne Park Hospital and Aged Care Assessment Team
Osborne Place, Stirling WA 6021     Tel: (08) 9346 8111
Department of Health, Western Australia   Royal Perth Hospital Aged Care Assessment Team
Royal Perth Hospital, Level 5, Ainslie House, 48 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000     Tel: 08 9224 2099

HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE (HACC) SERVICES

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Commonwealth of Australia   Australian Department of Health and Ageing - WA State Office
Level 1, Australia Place, 15-17 William Street , Perth WA 6000     Tel: 08 9346 5111
Department of Health, Western Australia   Home and Community Care (HACC) Program
189 Royal Street, East Perth WA 6004     Tel: 1800 200 422

IN-PATIENT AND OTHER SERVICES

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Department of Health, Western Australia   Armadale Aged Care & Rehabilitation Services
3056 Albany Highway, Mount Nasura WA 6112     Tel: 08 9391 2350
Department of Health, Western Australia   Older Adult Mental Health Service
(formerly Bentley Elderly Mental Health Service (Bentley Lodge))
Bentley Hospital, Mills Street, Bentley WA 6102     Tel: 08 9416 3925
Department of Health, Western Australia   Older Adult Mental Health Service
(formerly Selby Older Adult Psychiatric Service)
6 Lemnos Street, Shenton Park WA 6008     Tel: 08 9382 0800
Department of Health, Western Australia   Osborne Lodge
Osborne Place, Stirling WA 6021     Tel: 9346 8300
Department of Health, Western Australia   Spectacles Subsidy Scheme
189 Royal Street, East Perth WA 6004     Tel: 08 9222 4222