Seniors & Disability Services

The Town of Bassendean Seniors & Disability Services is a small community agency offering personalised Home Care Services that support independence and the wellbeing of seniors, frail aged and people with disability.

Living independently in our own homes is important to most of us. For people who may for a variety of reasons find this difficult without assistance the Town of Bassendean’s Seniors and Disability Services is here to help. Bassendean Seniors and Disability Services supports older people to:

  • Remain in their home
  • Maintain their independence & their existing friendships
  • Prevent premature entry into a care facility.

With over 40 years’ experience assisting older people, we provide quality supports to enable you to continue living independently in your home and out in the community.

We partner with you to help you remain connected to your existing circle of family and friends as well as offer the opportunity to make new connections. We encourage you to make decisions and choices and actively participate in your own support services. Together we make sure that you, our client, is always receiving appropriate services that meet your changing needs to maintain your independence.

Our Staff

We are a local, dedicated and compassionate team of professionals who thrive on personal connection with our clients. You will not be speaking to machines or call centre operators on the other side of the country. Whether you’re calling the office or being supported at home or in the community, you will be speaking to a real person who genuinely understands and cares about your needs.

Our clients are at the centre of their own care, in charge of making decisions and choices on what they need and how those needs may be met. We just facilitate and support you with the service choices you make.

Where we go:

 Ashfield                   Bassendean           Bayswater              Beechboro            

 Caversham            Eden Hill                 Embleton                Guildford   

 Kiara                        Lockridge                Maylands                Midland                 

 Morley                     Woodbridge        

Commonwealth Home Support Program  (CHSP)

The Town of Bassendean Seniors & Disability Services is a provider of Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). Our services include personal care, domestic assistance, home repairs, garden maintenance, transport, meals delivered to the home or in home meal assistance, one on one social interaction, help with shopping and a variety of social and group activities, outings and special events. We also provide flexible and centre based respite to give carers a break for some personal time.

Personal care

  • Assistance with self-care such as support with eating, bathing, toileting, dressing, grooming, getting in and out of bed, moving about the house and assistance with client self-administration of medicine

Domestic Assistance

  • General house cleaning
  • Unaccompanied shopping (delivered to home)
  • Bill paying (unaccompanied)
  • Help with meal preparation
  • Washing of household linen or provision and laundering of linen

Transport

  • Transport and personal assistance to help the consumer shop, visit health practitioners or attend social activities

Meals

  • Meals prepared and delivered to the client’s home
  • Meals provided at a Centre or other setting.

Food Services

  • Assistance with preparing and cooking a meal in a client’s home to promote knowledge, skills, independence, confidence and safety
  • Advice on food including food preparation, lessons, training and food storage and safety.
  • Assistance with preparing meals
  • Assistance with special diet for health

Social Support- Individual

Social support-individual is either within the home environment or while accessing community services, to assist with increasing social contact and/or company in order to participate in community life for example

  • Accompanied activities (such as assisting the person through accompanied shopping, bill‑paying, attendance at appointments and other related activities).
  • Arranging social activities and providing or coordinating transport to social functions, entertainment activities and other out-of-home services
  • Encouragement to take part in social and community activities that promote and protect the consumer’s lifestyle interests and wellbeing
  • Telephone contact

Social Support - Group

  • Group-based activities held in or from a facility/centre (e.g. Pre‑set or individually tailored activities promoting physical activity, cognitive stimulation and emotional wellbeing)
  • Group excursions conducted by centre staff but held away from the centre.
  • Attendance and participation is very flexible and outing and activity options include day trips enjoying lunches, picnics, cruises, cafes, restaurants, markets, movies and the like.
  • Some of the activities on offer include theatre, drumming, clowning, belly dancing, singing, games, music, bingo, crafts, guest speakers, celebration activities and gardening.

Home Maintenance and Repairs

  • Change a light bulb
  • Change the battery in your smoke alarm
  • Clear your gutters and downpipes
  • Wash and clean windows
  • Clean Air Con filters
  • Door or gate repairs
  • Install locks for your letter boxes, meter boxes and lock box for spare keys
  • Clean ceiling/exhaust fan
  • Check for hazards

Garden Maintenance

  • Whipper snip and mow lawns
  • Place green waste on the verge for pickups
  • Trim bushes and prune roses
  • Spray weeds and hand weeding
  • Planting and repotting
  • Pick up and spread mulch, fertiliser etc.
  • Sweep or blow paths clean
  • Minor reticulation and uneven paving repairs
  • Design, plan, and complete easy care gardens

 Flexible respite care

  • In-home day respite is daytime support service for carers of clients needing assisted support in the carer’s or the client’s home.
  • Community access–individual is one-on-one structured activities to give clients a social experience to develop, maintain or support independent living and social interaction and offer respite to their carer.
  • Mobile respite is Respite Care from a mobile setting

Centre-based Respite Care

  • Centre based day respite is structured group activities to clients to develop, maintain or support independent living and social interaction conducted in a community setting.
  • Community access group is small group day outings to give clients a social experience and offer respite to their carer

Bassendean Home Care Packages (Hcp) Level 1, 2, 3 And 4

Home care packages are available to assist frail aged people who have complex care needs, to be eligible to receive a package, an Aged Care Assessment Team Member (ACAT) needs to assess you to determine the level of assistance you require. Contact us if you would like us to support you through this process.

  • Housework
  • Personal Care
  • Medication Support
  • Meal Preparation
  • Transport (Shopping & Appointments)
  • Respite Services
  • Companionship & Good Company
  • At-Centre Program
  • Home Maintenance
  • Gardening Services
  • Outings In A Small Cosy Group
  • Help To Create Easy Care  Gardens

Personal Services

Personal assistance, including individual attention, and physical assistance, with:

  • Bathing, showering personal hygiene, dressing, undressing and grooming
  • Toileting
  • Mobility (such as transfers including in and out of bed)
  • Providing bandages, dressings, and skin emollients

Day to day Activities

Personal assistance, including individual attention, and physical assistance, with:

  • Communication including assistance to address difficulties arising from impaired hearing, sight or speech, or lack of common language, assistance with the fitting of sensory communication aids, checking hearing aid batteries, cleaning spectacles and assistance in using the telephone

Continence Management 

  • Assessment for and, provision of disposable pads and absorbent aids, commode chairs, bedpans and urinals, catheter and urinary drainage appliances and enemas
  • Assistance in using continence aids and appliances and managing continence

Mobility

  • Providing crutches, quadruped walkers, walking frames, walking sticks and wheelchairs
  • Providing mechanical devices for lifting, bed rails, slide sheets, sheepskins, tri-pillows, and pressure relieving mattresses

Clinical Services

  • Nursing, allied health and therapy services such as speech therapy, podiatry, occupational or physiotherapy services, hearing and vision services
  • Referral to health practitioners or other service providers

Food and Nutrition

  • Assistance with preparing meals
  • Assistance with special diet for health, religious, cultural or other reasons
  • Assistance with feeding (if required)
  • Providing enteral feeding formula and equipment

Support Services

  • Cleaning
  • Personal laundry including dry cleaning (clothing and bedding) and ironing.
  • Medication management
  • Emotional support including ongoing support in adjusting to a lifestyle involving increased dependency and assistance for the consumer and carer if appropriate
  • Support for consumers with cognitive impairment, including individual therapy, activities and access to specific programmes designed to prevent or manage a particular condition or behaviour, enhance quality of life and provide ongoing support
  • Providing 24-hour on-call access to emergency assistance including access to an emergency call system if the consumer is assessed as requiring it
  • Transport and personal assistance to help the consumer shop, visit health practitioners or attend social activities
  • Respite care
  • Home maintenance, reasonably required to maintain the home and garden in a condition of functional safety and provide an adequate level of security
  • Modifications to the home, such as easy access taps, shower hose or bath rails
  • assisting the consumer, and the homeowner if the home owner is not the consumer, to access technical advice on major home modifications
  • Advising the consumer on areas of concern in their home that pose safety risks and ways to mitigate the risks
  • Arranging social activities and providing or coordinating transport to social functions, entertainment activities and other out-of-home services
  • Assistance to access support services to maintain personal affairs
  • Encouragement to take part in social and community activities that promote and protect the consumer’s lifestyle interests and wellbeing

Social Groups

Meet new friends from your local community while enjoying a varied range of outings and activities.

Attendance and participation is very flexible and outing and activity options include day trips enjoying lunches, picnics, cruises, cafes, restaurants, markets, movies and the like. Some of the activities on offer include theatre, drumming, clowning, belly dancing, singing, games, music, bingo, crafts, guest speakers, celebration activities and gardening.

We offer social opportunities to people who are over the age of 65 years including people living with dementia.

Other Services

Easy Care Gardens

The aim is to assist clients who due to medical conditions and physical limitations have become restricted or are prevented from participating in gardening. We do this by helping you establish an easy care, low maintenance water wise garden that is enjoyable and easy to maintain.

Dementia Specific Services

this program provides specialist support to people experiencing dementia. We can provide this support at our Social centre as well as in the home to individuals directly or their carers as a form of respite.

Private clients

We also offer all our services on a private basis for clients wishing to directly purchase services and other organisations through brokerage arrangements.

Hyde Retirement Village

 

Ashfield Community Centre

Opening hours

8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Location

Ashfield Community Centre, 2 Colstoun Road, Ashfield, WA 6054

Contacts

Tel: (08) 9279 6588
Fax: (08) 9379 1042
Email: sdsadmin@bassendean.wa.gov.au
Web: www.bassendean.wa.gov.au