Southcare can provide nursing care in your home should you require higher levels of care which may be associated with increasing frailty, a chronic condition or complex medication management.

We work with you, your doctors, social workers and other medical and allied health staff to maintain your health at home. We provide a fully qualified Registered Nurse service which may assist to reduce your visits to the doctor and hospital.

We provide our nursing care services through Home Care Packages subsidised by the Commonwealth Government. You may need a free assessment with a member of an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) to find out if you are eligible for this service. Further information is available via the My Aged Care website or by calling our office on 9450 6233 to discuss your needs.

Some common nursing services we provide include:

  • Wound Management
  • Catheter Care
  • Medication Management
  • Wound Dressings
  • Intramuscular (IMI) injections
  • Comprehensive health assessments
  • Health education

Services Q & A

How can I access your services?

Southcare is funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments to provide aged care services in your home and through our Social Centre. We provide these services through the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program and Home Care Packages. Access to these services is determined at a free assessment with you by a Regional Assessment Services (RAS) Team or an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) depending on the level of care you need.

Further information can be obtained by contacting our office or on the My Aged Care website.

Where do you provide your services?

Southcare is funded to provide services within the South-East Metropolitan region. Our service area includes suburbs in the Cities of South Perth, Belmont, Canning, Victoria Park, Armadale and Gosnells.

How much does it cost?

Basic services provided by us through the Home and Care (HACC) Program and subsidised by the Government start from $8 per hour. Higher and more complex need services may be provided through an Aged Care Package funding which costs more depending on the care service agreed with you.

How does it work once I have been assessed to receive subsidised aged care?

A member of our Care Coordination Team will contact you to arrange an appointment to come out and meet you. Your family members or a friend may also be present at this meeting, should you desire. Together. we will create a care plan with you centred on your needs and aspirations. Once this has been agreed, we will both sign off on it and your services will commence. You will receive a copy of the Care Plan for keep at your home.

What about Private Care

Southcare also provides Private Care services which are not subsidised by the Government.