AGED & DISABILITY SERVICES
East Arnhem Regional Council (EARC) aims to improve the wellbeing of aged and disabled residents of East Arnhem through the provision of a comprehensive Aged & Disability Services.
The Aged & Disability Service provides support to frail, aged and disabled people and their carers to live in their community and to prevent premature admission to alternative care arrangements.
Encompassing a range Government funded & community initiatives the Aged & Disability service employs over 60 people across the East Arnhem region and delivers:
- Community Aged Care Packages (CACP)
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Services
- National Respite for Carers Program Services (NRCP)
- Home and Community Care (HACC)
In 2015-16, East Arnhem Regional Council will continue to access additional funding for community projects & activities. Many aged care reforms are being implemented with a focus on 'doing with' not 'doing for'. The reforms work on the principals of reablement and restorative care using a Consumer Directed Care focus. HACC, NRCP and ACHA are being consolidated into new Commonwealth Home Supported Program. CACP, EACH and EACHD have become Home Care Packages and the My Aged Care Portal comes into effect.
East Arnhem Regional Council through the delivery of the Aged & Disability Services continues to advocate and actively seek support for infrastructure upgrades to meet the required level of service and support in East Arnhem Land.
A number of community organisations partner with EARC to contribute to the overall delivery of Aged & Disability services; these include important partnerships with Miwatj Health, NT Government Clinics, MJD Foundation and GEBIE.
Delivery of this Aged & Disabilities Services in is essential for residents of East Arnhem Land. The services, valued at $4.4 million is partly funded by the Department of Health & Ageing (DoHA) and East Arnhem Regional Council.