Spinifex Health Service operates a Home and Community Care (HACC) program funded by the Government of Western Australia, Department of Health. HACC service responds to the needs of its assessed Clients which include the elderly and community members living with a mental or physical disability.  Services provided by HACC enable the elderly and the disabled to continue living at home with the combined support and assistance from family and friends.   Due to the daily contact with clients in their homes, HACC staff can monitor the individual needs of clients and report or respond to any changes that have occurred to their living arrangements or health.  HACC and Health Clinic staff work in close liaison to provide current and comprehensive care to its valued clients.

Services provided in Tjuntjuntjara include:

  • Domestic assistance

  • Personal care

  • Social support

  • Aged care assessments

  • Client care coordination

  • Allied health (clinic)

  • Nursing (clinic)

  • Nursing (home)

  • Centre-based day care

  • Meals at home

  • Transport

  • Carer counselling, support information and advocacy

  • Home maintenance

Our HACC service has received  funding for significant infrastructure improvements, Infrastructure investment funding from the Lottery West and the WA Health department has been granted for a new building for the HACC service. The building will provide facilities for meals prepared daily, activities for clients, training rooms, staff facilities, client showering facilities, laundry facilities and garaging.

Strategic goals for the HACC program are included in Spinifex Health Service's annual plan. The workforce training and development strategy includes training for the HACC manager, coordinator and community carers and is regularly reviewed. The National Job Creation Package (NJCP) enables building capacity of community carer's to improve their autonomy, and also the capacity of clients to deliver self-care and participate in social support activities.