Residential Care

Assessment for eligibility for Residential care is based on assessment by the Aged Care Assessment Service .

There are four residential areas with accommodation for 117 residents.  Two areas on the ground floor are named Mornington & Sorrento.  Two upstairs areas are called Red Hill and Flinders.  Each area has its own centralised dining room.

There are numerous lounge and dining areas with tea and coffee making facilities, and bathrooms specially equipped for the aged and disabled.

All bedrooms at Andrew Kerr Care are furnished.  However, to encourage a home-like environment Residents are welcome to provide their own furnishings and decorative items.

Andrew Kerr Care prides itself on outstanding clinical care.  Registered Nurses are rostered on for each shift at Andrew Kerr Care to ensure appropriate clinical care at all times.

The Lifestyle Program at Andrew Kerr Care is diverse and interesting and is the envy of many aged care facilities.  Awards have been won for the Lifestyle Program and for the Famous Friday program.

Andrew Kerr Care has a license for 117 beds. Due to the forthcoming redevelopment, one of Andrew Kerr’s four Units has been closed. Currently there are 87 Residents. Two areas, named Mornington and Sorrento, are on the ground floor. The upstairs area is called Red Hill. Each area has its own centralised dining room.

No services at Andrew Kerr Care are brokered out. Residents appreciate the in-house kitchen, laundry, cleaning and maintenance services. Additional contracted services available include podiatry and physiotherapy. Additional amenities at Andrew Kerr include a chapel, library, computer room and hairdressing salon.

Information regarding Residential Aged Care can be found on the My Aged Care website –

www.myagedcare.gov.au

Home Care

Home Care packages are planned and co-ordinated care packages established to support people to remain living in their own home for as long as possible. The packages are designed for each individual and are based on that person’s needs and goals. Services we can help with include personal care, meal preparation, continence management, mobility aids and equipment, transport, cleaning and laundry services, therapy services and social activities.

We have a highly committed team that ensures each Client receives the services identified as needed through comprehensive assessment and discussion.

Andrew Kerr Care Home Care is supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Entry and assessment for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme are through My Aged Care, an identifiable entry point to the aged care system for older people, their families and carers – www.myagedcare.gov.au My Aged Care contact centre on 1800 200 422

Day Centre

Clients wishing to access the Adult Day Activity Centre do not need a referral.  This service operates on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  The Day Centre program offers a wide range of activities for older adults who are socially isolated, have a disability or dementia.  Clients are assessed against the Commonwealth Home Support Programme’s target groups.  The Commonwealth Home Support Programme recognises people with cultural or other special needs:

  • People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • People who live in rural and remote areas
  • People who are financially or socially disadvantaged
  • Veterans
  • People who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless
  • People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex
  • People who are care leavers
  • Parents separated from children by forced adoption or removal.

Placement is subject to a suitable vacancy.  A waiting list may apply.

This service helps maintain the well-being and independence of those who still live at home and provides day respite to carers.

The Day Centre operates under the Wellness and Reablement approach, which aims to promote independence and capacity building to support clients to continue to live within their local community.

The main aim of the Day Centre is to work with clients to help them stay as active as possible for as long as possible.  A “doing with” not “doing for” approach is used.

Andrew Kerr Care Day Centre is supported by the Australian Government Deparment of Social Services.  Entry and assessment for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme are through My Aged Care, an identifiable entry point to the aged care system for older people, their families and carers – www.myagedcare.gov.au; My Aged Care contact centre on 1800 200 422

Respite

Low Care Respite is offered in the Low Care section of Andrew Kerr Care Ltd.  This service is organized directly through Andrew Kerr Care Ltd by telephoning 03 5975 6334.

These are short stay Residents who usually stay for a four week period.  Each person is entitled to nine weeks respite per year.  Respite assists the elderly still living in our community and enables carers to take a much needed break.