Programs & Activities
Aged Care and Community Services
At Aged Care and Community Services, we provide a variety of services to support elderly and/or disabled people and their carers in Maningrida through:
- Residential facility
- Home Care Packages (HCP)
- Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Support Services
Alawa Aboriginal Corporation Aged Care
We deliver a range of aged care services that are consistent with the National Aged Care Quality Standards. We have a vision for aged care in Minyerri to keep our community strong through our elders remaining in community and having the opportunity to pass on culture to our future generations.
Anglicare NT – Care Finder
Care Finder supports older people over 65 years of age, or over 45 years if Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, who:
- have no carer or support person who can help them, or
- do not have a carer or support person they feel comfortable or trust to support them, and
- are eligible for government-funded aged care
Care Finder helps older people to learn about, apply for and set up support services. Anglicare NT provides this free service in Darwin, Palmerston and the rural area, Katherine and Alice Springs.
If you require more information or are unsure if a referral is appropriate for our service, please contact the Care Finder team on (08) 8985 0000.
Anglicare NT – Commonwealth Home Support Program (CSHP)
The CSHP provides entry level support and practical assistance to older people aged 65 years or over (50 or over for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples) to help them stay at home and maintain their independence. Assistance provided in each region varies but may include assistance around the house,personal care,maintenance,meals,transport,flexible and cottage respite and social support (individual and group activities to keep people connected,healthy and active).
Anglicare NT – Home Care Packages
Home Care Packages (HCP) help older people with higher care needs maintain independence and continue living in their own homes. HCP’s are for people aged 65 years or over (50 or over for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples) who meet elibility requiremnets. Assistance is tailored to match each persons needs and may include personal care,home cleaning,maintenance,transport,group activities, purchase of mobility equipment or specialist services.
Australian Regional and Remote Community Services (ARRCS)
ARRCS provides regional care and support to people and their communities throughout the Northern Territory and beyond. It’s our goal to offer opportunity and choice so they can live life in all its fullness.
ARRCS provides services in:
Help at Home
CatholicCare NT – Elders Visiting Program
The Elders Visiting Program provides Elders the opportunity to participate in a prisoner’s preparation for release. Elders and community members can participate in mediated discussions with offenders in preparation for their release and return to community.
We help Elders to engage with community members and stakeholders. We help to facilitate conversations with community members and offenders that allow them to reach a decision.
Coomalie Community Government Council
Coomalie community is made of a vast array of different ages and groups, from the young to the young at heart.
We offer Community Library Services to all our residents and cater to specific needs within that sector.
Our Sporting facilities include Adelaide River Oval, Batchelor Oval, Batchelor Swimming Pool, Rum Jungle Bowls Club. These can be hired for private events, or just for personal recreation purposes.
Dementia Australia NT
A peak body for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers.
Carer Education Program
Carer education is designed to support family carers in their caring role. By learning about dementia and its impacts on the person with dementia, participants will have a better understanding of the effects of the disease.
These presentations promote risk reduction and increase public awareness about memory loss with community education sessions delivered direct to various community groups. All groups are welcome and specific topics can be catered for.
Designed for Aged Care Workers employed in residential, community and flexible aged care services, the Dementia Care Essentials III and Dementia Care Essentials IV Advanced provides quality training in, and workforce assessment of Competency in CHCAC319A and CHCAC416A.
The major goal of the Service Access Liaison Officer (SALO) is to deliver dementia information and risk reduction strategies to people within rehabilitation or correctional facilities within the NT. The program incorporates the Your Brain Matters 5 simple steps to maximise your brain health https://www.yourbrainmatters.org.au
Stepping Out Program
These groups provide a weekly Day Respite Service to families of people with dementia. Group attendance encourages the maintenance of skills and abilities within a social context.
The social support program provides group-based and individualised practical help for people with memory problems who live alone, may not have family or social support locally and are not receiving community aged care packages.
Carer Support Groups
Designed to support carers, these groups offer opportunities to network with other carers, share experiences and develop new skills.
Living with Memory Loss
This comprehensive information and support program is for people who have recently been diagnosed with memory loss or dementia and their family member or friends.
Come along and join in, this group invites members of the general public to engage in a variety of stimulating mental exercises, puzzles and games designed to maintain and sharpen cognitive abilities and memory.
Safe Return Program
A unique program, it can give peace of mind if the person you care for tends to wander from home. This program is conducted in partnership with the NT Police.
YOUNGER ONSET DEMENTIA KEY WORKER PROGRAM
Dementia can occur at any age.The YODKW program provides individual support and services to improve the quality of life of those living with younger onset dementia, their families and carers. The program can assist a person to obtain a diagnosis, navigate and understand services, including the NDIS, and prepare organisations to meet the unique needs of this group.
Relate, Motivate, Rehabilitate
This service is a fee paying service whereby Dementia Australia NT can provide sessions of individual social support for people with dementia who are currently residing in hospital or a residential care facility.
Marie Gray Library, Darwin and Hazel Hawke Library, Alice Springs
Dementia Australia NT maintains two specialist libraries including books, research papers, journals, magazines and DVDs. Become a member of Dementia Australia to access library resources.
Advocacy and Your Rights
Be aware of your rights, be assured of our confidentiality and be supported at all times throughout your involvement with Dementia Australia NT.
East Arnhem Regional Council Aged & Disability Services
East Arnhem Regional Council provides seven communities with Age Care and Disability services (Angurugu, Galiwin’ku, Gapuwiyak, Milingimbi, Yirrkala, Umbakumba, and Ramingining). Eligibility for aged care services is for Indigenous people over 50, non-Indigenous people over 65 and NDIS for people of any age who have a profound disability.
The Age Care and Disability Services team is dedicated to providing culturally safe, high-quality support. They work closely with individuals, caregivers, family members and stakeholders to ensure all clients/participants receive the best possible care.