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STAR OF THE SEA
15 Elizabeth Street, Wallaroo

Phone: (08) 8823 0019
Fax: (08) 8823 0034
Email: community@starofthesea.org.au

Community care in Wallaroo is provided by Star of the Sea with a range of home care packages for older people who wish to stay in their own home longer.

Star of the Sea Community Care is a holistic, vibrant aged care service based in Wallaroo, providing home care services by the Catholic Diocese of Port Pirie for elderly people in the community.

Our home care program offers assistance designed by you, and delivered by a professional team of highly-trained care workers in the spirit of true friendship.

A selection of services assigned through Home Care Packages enable people to choose the types of assistance that best suit their particular needs, including veterans’ home care services approved by DVA, and exclusive, private services at a negotiated fee.

Home Care services are tailored to the individual needs of each person, with the focus being on their preferred lifestyle.

Our spirit of community knows no boundaries.

A Home Care Package is a selection of tailored, co-ordinated services to meet individual needs and goals, and is generally funded by the Department of Health.

Eligibility for a Government funded package is assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) and Star of the Sea Community Care is able to assist with applications for this initial requirement.

Our Community Care staff will meet with you to discuss the types of care, and services and equipment which can be provided to enhance independence at home.

Star of the Sea administers four types of Home Care Packages:

Level 1
supports people with basic care needs
Level 2
supports people with low level care needs
Level 3
supports people with intermediate care needs
Level 4
supports people with high care needs

People are able to retain independence in their family home and the community, yet still have the best caring support to suit their needs with choice and flexibility.

The types of services offered in our Home Care Packages, but are not limited to, are:

Personal needs

  • showering
  • grooming
  • dressing
  • mobility

 

Domestic assistance

  • cleaning and dusting
  • bed making
  • clothes washing and ironing

 

Community support

  • shopping
  • bill paying
  • transport to medical appointments and social visits
  • social activities

Home maintenance

  • gardening
  • window cleaning
  • gutter cleaning

 

Clinical care

  • medication management
  • complex health needs
  • allied health
  • equipment hire or purchase