Care Options is one of two Home and Community Care Regional Assessment Services for the South West Metropolitan Health Area of Perth and the Metropolitan area of Adelaide. We provide assessment services for people in the community and their carers, linking them to a range of services to meet their needs.
We have a team of 20 assessors with significant industry experience in human services and community care. Over the 2015/16 financial year we completed more than 4,000 assessments. Assessors have a significant community impact, by facilitating appropriate support for people to remain independent in their homes.
We have a new Executive Manager for Business Development, Louise Forster who oversees the assessment department. Louise brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this division and has hit the ground running since starting in June 2016.
Care Options’ team of transport drivers continued to ensure people in the local community were able to get out and about and on the road in 2015/16. Our Home and Community Care Transport service assists people to attend medical appointments, local shops and regional locations and enables them to interact fully in the wider community.
Our team, which includes 26 volunteer drivers, provided more than 32,000 trips over the last 12 months to more than 700 different people throughout the Perth metropolitan region.
Care Options has three day centres providing social and recreational activities in a warm, friendly environment designed to maintain health and independence for seniors and people with a disability. They also provide carers with respite from their caring responsibilities in a home-like environment.