Aged Care Assessment Service and Nursing

Community Aged Care Team

The Community Aged Care Team comprises the following services:
 

The Hume Regional Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) – Wangaratta.

The role of the ACAS team is to:

  • Comprehensively assess the needs of older people and to facilitate access to available care services appropriate to your needs
  • Determine eligibility for Commonwealth subsidised residential aged care Residential respite care, Home Care Packages (levels 1 – 4) and Transition Care Program

We service the local government areas of Alpine Shire, Benalla Rural City, Indigo Shire, Mansfield Shire, Towong Shire, Rural City of Wangaratta and City of Wodonga.
 

Select here to view the ACAS program fact sheet

To refer go to www.myagedcare.gov.au/referral or phone: 1800 200 422

Further information on Aged Care Assessment Services and other Commonwealth funded aged care services, go to www.myagedcare.gov.au 

 

For further information contact the Wangaratta Aged Care Assessment Service at Gateway Health:
Phone 03 5723 2203 or E-mail 

 

Bladder Health for everyone

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Bladder weakness is NOT a normal part of ageing and it is TREATABLE.

We can assist you to understand and manage your bladder and bowel.

Select here to view the Bladder Health program fact sheet 

Please contact us to find out when next Bladder Health Program will commence and to enrol - Phone: 03 5723 2082 or email us at: 

Below The Belt - bladder health for MEN
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We can assist you to:

Understand and manage your bladder and bowel.

Understand the role of your prostate and the issues it can present.

Please contact us to find out when next Below The Belt program will commence and to enrol.

Phone: 03 5723 2082 or email us at: 

 

 

 

For further information on Continence issues in general please select here (www.bladderbowel.gov.au) or phone the National Continence helpline:
1800 33 00 66 free call (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday) or select here to go to the Continence Foundation of Australia website

Commonwealth Home Support

The service is for older people and young people with disabilities living in the community and their carers. Our Service assists you to stay active, involved and doing as much for yourself as possible to help you stay independent with a greater sense of wellbeing.
 
To contact any of these services please contact Nursing Administration on 03 5723 2070 or the email: 

 

Further information on Commonwealth funded aged care services, go to www.myagedcare.gov.au 

 

Continence Nursing Services

This team offers:

  • A Clinical Nurse Consultant to facilitate continence education to the East Hume District Nursing Services and to provide them with clinical support
  • Continence Nurse Advisors who provide specialist Continence assessment, education and treatments.

Select here to view the Continence Nursing Services fact sheet

 

District Nursing Services

This team offers a range of home based clinical nursing services including:

  • Full nursing assessment
  • Referral to and liaison with other service providers
  • Client and carer support and advocacy
  • Direct care services
  • Palliative care
Referral to the service can be made by you, your family or other service providers. We also provide home based nursing services to people eligible under the Post Acute Care, Hospital in the Home, Palliative Care, Dept of Veteran Affairs, Transport Accident Commission and Workcover programs. Select here to view the District Nursing Services fact sheet here.

 

Wounds

A Clinical Nurse Consultant facilitates Wound Management education to the East Hume District Nursing Services and Public Sector Residential Aged Care Services (PSRACS) and provide them with clinical support.
 
For further information about the referral criteria and wound management education events in each the region, please refer to the Regional Wounds Victoria website.   Select here to visit the Regional Wounds Victoria website.
 
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