Adssi HomeLiving Australia (AHLA) has announced it has been selected to deliver regional assessment services (RAS), as part of the Federal Government’s reforms to make it easier for older Australians to access aged care services.
AHLA is part of the successful Community Options Australia (COA) tender and will deliver services across the Central Coast, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie.
As of July 1, seniors, carers, assessors and aged care providers will use the one-stop information and entry point, known as the ‘My Aged Care Gateway’, a national call centre and online portal. After contacting the My Aged Care Gateway, people requiring basic levels of support, or short periods of intensive services, will be referred to a RAS provider.
The My Aged Care Gateway has been designed to ensure a standardised national approach to obtaining an assessment, registering for services, and finding the most appropriate care and support for an older person’s individual needs.
“Our RAS home support assessors will deliver face-to-face assessments and work with the person to create an individualised wellness-based support plan to ensure they are able to remain living independently in their home and community. With their strong local knowledge and network connections, our assessors will be well placed to provide the person with linkages and referrals to local service providers,” Jenni Allan, AHLA Chief Executive Officer, said.
“We are delighted to be a part of the Community Options Australia contract to deliver these assessments. Adssi HomeLiving Australia has enormous experience supporting older people to remain independent, connected, active and healthy. Increasing our footprint into Newcastle and Lake Macquarie is also very exciting for our organisation and we look forward to working in those communities.”
“Adssi HomeLiving Australia is looking forward to being part of the new aged care system and has taken opportunities over the last couple of years to give input into the design and structure of the new processes.”
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