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Aged care services

Carers NT Inc

Website: www.carersnt.asn.au
Telephone: 8944 4888 / 1800 242 636 (free call)
Email: carersnt@carersnt.asn.au
Carers NT is a not-for-profit, community based organisation dedicated to improving the live of family carers living in the Northern Territory. Some of the services are: respite, social support, counselling and other therapies, information and advocacy. The role of Carers NT is to work in active partnership with carers, persons with care and support needs, service providers, government and the wider community by offering services to carers.

Community Visitors Scheme

Website: www.anglicare-nt.org.au
Telephone: 8927 0390 / 8985 0000
Email: charbinson@anglicare-nt.org.au
The Community Visitors Scheme (CSV) is a National Program linking volunteers on a one to one basis with a socially and/or culturally isolated resident in aged care facilities. The aim is to enhance quality of life and reconnect with the local community.

Calvary Community Care – Calvary Health Care

Website: www.calvarycare.org.au/community-care/
Telephone: 8985 6988
Calvary Community Care has been supporting people in their own homes and communities for over twenty years. We deliver a range of aged care, disability and other support services that enable independence, improve social connections and promote positive health and well-being.

D & R Community Services

Website: www.drcommunityservices.com.au
Telephone: 8941 7942 / 1300 372 273
Email: drcs@drcommunityservices.com.au
D & R Community Services is an approved service provider with the Commonwealth and State Governments. D & R provides of variety of programs to support the elderly, the disabled and their carers. The services offered provide eligible people with assistance like personal care, shopping , cleaning, social support, in home respite, transport, meals on wheels, high and low care aged care packages. Referrals can be made by oneself, one’s doctor, family member or a friend.

Danila Dilba Health Service

Website: www.daniladilbaexperience.org.au
Telephone: 89425 400
Danila Dilba Health Service is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation providing culturally-appropriate, comprehensive primary health care and community services to Biluru (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) people in the Yilli Rreung (greater Darwin) region of the Northern Territory.

Darwin Aged Care Assessment Team

Website: nt.gov.au/wellbeing/health-subsidies-support-and-home-visits/aged-care-services
Telephone: 8922 7392 / 1800 200 422 (My Aged Care)
Email:
Aged Care Assesement Team (ACAT) provides multi-disciplinary assessments to frail aged people with complex needs. ACAT has Commonwealth delegation to approve applications for residential Aged Care respite, Residential Placement, Transition Care and Community care packages and Short Term Restorative Services. It is a free service and anyone can make a referral. 

Northern Territory Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT)

The ACAT program provides support for people who are frail aged, and have complex needs, to stay at home and in the community. This is aimed at non-Indigenous people 65 years and over, and Indigenous people 50 years and over.  The program assesses people for eligibility and approval for the following Australian Government services:residential aged care,residential respite,home care packages andtransition care program for older people after a hospital stay.

Alice Springs Urban ACAT
Telephone: 1800 200 422
Local government areas covered: Alice Springs

Office of Disability Central Remote Barkly
Telephone: 1800 200 422
Local government areas covered: Barkly, Central Desert (part), MacDonnell
Based at: Eurilpa House, Grnd Flr, Todd Mall, Alice Springs NT 870

Top End Urban Darwin ACAT
Telephone: 1800 200 422
Based at: Area 1A, Casuarina Plaza, Cnr Vanderlin Dr & Trower Rd, Casuarina NT 810
Local government areas covered: Belyuen, Coomalie, Darwin, Litchfield, Palmerston, Wagait

Office of Disability Top End Remote Darwin
Telephone: 1800 200 422
Based at: Area 1A, Casuarina Plaza, Cnr Vanderlin Dr & Trower Rd, Casuarina NT 810
Local government areas covered: Tiwi Islands, Victoria Daly (part), West Arnhem

Office of Disability Top End Remote East Arnhem
Telephone: 1800 200 422
Based at: 1st Flr, Arnhem House, Endeavour Square, Nhulunbuy NT 880
Local government areas covered: East Arnhem, Roper Gulf (part)

Office of Disability Top End Remote Katherine
Telephone: 1800 200 422
Based at:  5 Kintore St, Katherine NT 850
Local government areas covered: Central Desert (part), Katherine, Roper Gulf (part), Victoria Daly (part)

NT Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (NTDBMAS)

Website: www.arrcs.org.au
Telephone: 8982 5202 / 1800 699 799 (free call)
Email: darwin.dbmas@arrcs.org.au
The DBMAS program provides clinical support for people caring for someone with dementia who is demonstrating behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) which are impacting on their care. The most well-known of the dementias is Alzheimer’s disease.

NT Transition Care Program

Website: nt.gov.au/wellbeing/health-subsidies-support-and-home-visits/aged-care-services
Telephone: 8922 7218
Restorative program from the hospital which must have approval by ACAT whilst inpatient. For frail aged clients, up to 12 weeks. Focus on restoration of function and restoration of independence. Clients must have the potential to improve and be agreeable to participate in therapy.

Office of Disability Northern Territory

Website: nt.gov.au/wellbeing/disability-services
Telephone: 1800 139 656 (free call)

You can contact the Office of Disability for specialist information, assessments and referral services for people with disabilities and their carers. Information provided includes: access to disability services in the Territory, disability access to community facilities, disability accommodation support and housing, disability advocacy, disability awards and scholarships, disability concessions and subsidies, disability equipment, disability in-home support, disability seating care, information for disability service providers, National Disability Insurance Scheme: NDIS, NT Companion Card, remote residents and disability services and respite and disability services.

Australian Government Home and Support Program
Telephone: 1800 139 656 (free call)
Helps people by loaning basic equipment such as the following: showering aids, toileting aids, transfer aids, mobility aids, home modifications such as grab rails, hand rails and ramps. An occupational therapist or a physiotherapist will determine if you need equipment or a home modification. This service is available for Indigenous people 50 years and over, and non-Indigenous people 65 years and over. For more information call the Office of Disability on 1800 139 656

Office of Disability – Darwin – Top End Intake Team

Telephone: 8945 7251
Email:  
Located in: 2B2 CasCom Centre, 17 Scaturchio Street, Casuarina NT 0811

Office of Disability – Alice Springs – Central Australia Intake Team

Telephone: 8951 6744
Email:Located: Building C, Flynn Drive Community Health Centre, Alice Springs NT 0870

Psychogeriatric Service

Telephone: Top End Aged Care Unit: (08) 8922 7392
Telephone: Central Australia Aged Care Unit: (08) 8951 5248

This service aims to help clients with age-related mental issues, such as any of the following:  dementia,  depression, anxiety and mood disorders, late onset schizophrenia, psychosis, organic brain-related disorders. The psychogeriatric service provides the following: early intervention services, assessments, case management help through development plans, education and advice to service providers.
This service is for Indigenous people who are 60 years and over, and non-Indigenous people who are 50 years and over.

Regis Darwin Wellness & Topenders Day Programs

Website: https://www.agedcareguide.com.au/regis-darwin-wellness-topenders-day-programs
Telephone: 1300 765 340
Location: 11 Creswell St, Tiwi NT 810
Day therapy centre features: occupational therapy and physiotherapy. Centre based care features: medication supervision, personal care, social / recreational support,     transport, provides meals, CHSP/ HACC funded service. types of care: respite and dementia care.

Residential Aged Care – please see Residential Aged Care Services

Terrace Gardens Aged Care – Darwin

Website: www.arrcs.org.au/Services-and-support/Residential-Aged-Care
Telephone: 8932 1005
Email: terrace.gardens@arrcs.org.au
Terrace Gardens is a 58 Bed Residential Care facility located in Darwin. Private contracted services and planned activities available on site for residents.