NWRH is a registered provider of services under the My Aged Care Residential Aged Care Program.
Residential aged care is for older people who for a variety of reasons can no longer live at home. Those reasons can include illness, disability, bereavement, an emergency, the changing needs of their carer, family or friends, or because it is no longer possible to manage at home without help.
The NWRH Aged Care Residential Aged Care Program is funded by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program (NATSIFAC).
The NATSIFAC Program is part of the Australian Government’s strategy to improve the quality of, and access to aged care services for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The NATSIFAC Program funds service providers to provide flexible, culturally appropriate aged care to older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people close to their home and/or community.
Service providers deliver a mix of residential and home care services in accordance with the needs of the community which are located mainly in rural and remote areas.
The NATSIFAC Program is administered outside of the Aged Care Act 1997.
What residential aged care facilities do you have?
We currently manage 40 Residential Aged Care places as follows:
- 15 Residential places allocated to Kukatja Place in Normanton
- 10 residential places allocated to Ngooderi House in Doomadgee
- 15 residential places allocated to Kuba Natha Hostel on Mornington Island
How can I access residential aged care services?
If you or a family member are considering moving into an aged care home, contact the local Aged Care Facility and they will advise you on what you need to do.
Alternatively you can contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au.