Killara Adult Day Care And Respite Centre

Who Are We?

Killara is an adult day care and respite centre proudly sponsored by the Shire of Northam and funded by the Commonwealth Home support Programme.

Killara Building, Northam

What Do We Do?

Killara provides flexible centre based day care, respite and social support services for eligible participants and their carers. Services are provided so these people may remain living in the community.

Our personalised approach means we can design a plan of care that takes into account the client’s needs. We encourage clients to maintain their independence and we support carers in their caring role.

Some clients come daily or weekly and some clients may prefer to only attend the special interest groups.

Picnic at Wundowie

How Do We Do This?

Clients will need to contact my aged care 1800 200 422 to establish eligibility.

Once eligibility has been established a face-to-face assessment is conducted at which point a care plan will be discussed and agreed upon according to the client’s needs.

Killara is committed to delivering its services with a focus on the Wellness Approach. Wellness is about supporting clients to be as independent as they can be.

How Much Will It Cost?

Fees are calculated in accordance with the Killara fee schedule. Clients are income assessed and a higher level of income may incur a slightly higher fee. As a guide, currently fees for clients on a full pension are $8.00 per day centre.

Meal costs are not included in the fee and clients are expected to pay for their meals. As a guide, currently a lunch for centre based day care is $10.

Services

Centre Based Day Care

Centre Based Day Care (CBDC) for the aged is provided in Northam 3 days a week. A variety of activities is offered at the Centre and transport can be provided to and from the Centre if required. CBDC hours are usually 10am to 3pm.

Respite

Flexible respite options are available seven days a week, including normal business hours, early mornings, afternoons, evenings, overnights and weekends.

For carers who are employed, studying or looking for work, respite is available to suit the hours needed.

Respite is generally planned but we can meet most requests for unplanned and emergency respite.

Respite is provided at the purpose built facility based at Killara.

Social Support

Social Support services are offered seven days a week.

Getabout Outing Group

Special outings are arranged each month for low-needs clients who are reasonably mobile.

Men’s Outing Group

Regular outings for men are arranged twice a month.

Friendship Group / Café Fliers / Social Group

Small groups meet at a local cafe monthly on a Wednesday.

Contact Details

Killara Adult Day Care And Respite Centre Information
Street Address 2 Burgoyne Street, Northam
Postal Address PO Box 613, Northam WA 6401
Phone 9622 5765
Fax 9622 5150
Email Killara@northam.wa.gov.au