Aged Care

Through the delivery of the Royalties for Regions (RfR) Country Local Government Fund Regional process, Wheatbelt local governments identified aged care as a key priority for the region.  In 2012 the North East Wheatbelt Regional Organisation of Councils and Wheatbelt East Regional Organisation of Councils formed the Central East Aged Care Alliance (CEACA) to undertake a study through Verso Consulting to determine aged care needs in the Central East Wheatbelt (across 11 local governments) and a process of implementation. 

The Wheatbelt Aged Support and Care Solutions (WASCS) Project was instigated to widen the scope of the CEACA process with additional support from the RfR Southern Inland Health Initiative (SIHI), Regional Development Australia Wheatbelt and South West WA Medicare Local.   The WASCS project research included 31 community forums, with over 560 community members attending the community engagement sessions.  Specific aged care service provider forums were also held in Moora, Northam and Narrogin.   

In all, 42 Wheatbelt Local Governments (and one Great Southern local government) have participated in this planning. The Wheatbelt Development Commission is now working with local governments and other stakeholders to implement the recommendations of the reports.

Meet Mary - WASCS Executive Summary Video


 

Wheatbelt Aged Care Reports

Wheatbelt Aged Support and Care Solutions

Wheatbelt Aged Support and Care Solutions (WASCS) - Executive Summary

Wheatbelt Aged Support and Care Solutions (WASCS) - Full Report

Wheatbelt Aged Support and Care Solutions (WASCS) - Implementation Plan

 

Wheatbelt Aboriginal Aged Care Framework

Wheatbelt Aboriginal Aged Care Framework

Wheatbelt Aboriginal Aged Care Document Review

Wheatbelt Aboriginal Aged Care Research Report

 

Central East Aged Care Regional Solutions Report

Central East Aged Care Regional Solutions Report - Full Report 

 

Creating Age Friendly Communities in Small Towns Project

The Creating Age-Friendly Communities in Small Towns Project forms part of a holistic solution to address aged care issues across the region. Read more about the Project here.

Facilitating the Development of Well-Aged Housing 

Findings from the development of the Central East Aged Care Alliance (CEACA) Aged Care Solution/s and the Wheatbelt Aged Support and Care Solutions (WASCS) Report found that housing plays a crucial role in decisions to remain living independently. 

The WDC supports Local Governments in planning for aged housing solutions through a number is ways, including;

For more information about this Project please contact the Wheatbelt Development Commission E: info@wheatbelt.wa.gov.au or P: 9622 7222.

Ageing in the Bush Report 

The Commission has co-ordinated the Ageing in the Bush project on behalf of the Regional Development Council (RDCo).

The Ageing in the Bush Report identifies aged care solution/s to allow people in regional Western Australia to better access the care they require and to remain in their communities as they age.

Read more about Ageing in the Bush.

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