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Extended Aged Care Package (EACHD)
Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia packages (EACHD) provide high levels of support to assist frail older Australians living in their home who experience difficulties in their daily life because of behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with their dementia. Extended Aged Care Dementia (EACHD) packages offered by Barossa Village are funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. Our services are available throughout the Barossa region to elderly people who have been assessed by the Commonwealth Aged Care Assessment Team as eligible.

Who can access Barossa Village's Aged Care Packages?

Our services are available to elderly people living in Light and Barossa Council areas and some adjacent towns. A map identifying the area covered is available on our Location & Maps Page.

Living at Home with the support you need.

Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia (EACHD) packages are individually customised packages of care tailored to assist older people who experience difficulties in their daily life because of behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with their dementia. If you have been assessed by the Commonwealth Government’s Aged care Assessment Team as requiring high-level care, you can choose to either enter a residential-care complex or stay at home with a package of services specifically planned to meet your needs.

IT’S YOUR CHOICE!

EACHD packages are designed to be flexible so the individual needs of each client can be met. The packages provide the same full range of services provided by EACH packages, but also specifically targets behaviours and concerns associated with dementia. These services may include:

• Registered nursing care/clinical care
• Behavioural Management
• Medication Management
• On call access
• Access to Allied health professionals, such as a physiotherapist or podiatrist
• Personal care
• Transport to appointments
• Social support
• Home help

How much does it cost?

While the services provided are funded by the Australian Government, it is expected that our clients will make some contribution to the cost of the service.

How can I access an EACH Dementia?

To receive an EACHD, you must be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) as requiring high level care with behaviours and concerns associated with dementia. ACAT assessments are free of charge.

Information on ACATs is available from doctors, hospitals and community centres or contact us at Barossa Village Community Services for more information at 8562 0300.

How is an EACH Dementia arranged?

When an EACHD becomes available, you will be contacted by a Case Manager, who is a Registered Nurse. They will visit with you and, if possible a family member or advocate, to discuss which services will assist you to remain independent in your home. The Case Manager will then arrange for those services to be delivered at a time suitable to you. After you have agreed on your care, the service provider will give you a copy of your care plan setting out the services you will receive.

Quality of Service

As with all our community care, Barossa Village is committed to
• Striving for continuous improvement and best practice in all services provided.
• Being responsive to the needs of our clients.
• Being responsive when change is required.
• Enhancing the lives of our clients and staff members.
• Being active in community development and to meeting all appropriate professional standards.

We respect your privacy

All details of our conversations remain confidential. Sometimes we may need to discuss matters of concern with your doctor or health-care worker, but we will only do this with your knowledge and consent.

How do I find out more information?

For more information about Extended Aged Care at home Dementia Packages then please contact the Community Care Office on 8562 0300 to discuss your individual needs with the Community Care Team Leader.