At CCNB we know that staying well and healthy, finding enjoyment, learning and participating in community, is not only possible, but essential in later life.
Sometimes life throws a few challenges our way and staying healthy, happy and safe at home means accepting some help, care and support. CCNB believes there is no one size fits all – rather a range of options that allows people to make the right choice, at the right time. CCNB provides independent and impartial information, advice and guidance to over 65s to support them to make choices about their health, care and support.
CCNB wanted to inform you of the new Charter of Aged Care Rights take taking effect from 1 July 2019 for older people receiving Australian Government funded Aged Care. Video link – Charter of Aged Rights
Please call CCNB Care Navigators if you want more information on the new Charter of Aged Care Rights on 1300 002 262.
CCNB’s Wellness and Reablement Approach
Research confirms what most of us have known for a while “ ..use it or lose it”. Our focus on wellness and reablement is based on worldwide research that proves that improvement in function, independence and quality of life for older people is possible through a reablement and wellness approach to care and support. Our goal is to support you to maximise your independence and assist you to remain in your home.
Our approach is to start off by looking at what you can do, as opposed to what you cannot do. We think healthy is normal, even as we age and our approach is to link you to services that keep you healthy and active.
The kinds of services and support that CCNB can link you to include:
House work – supporting you to clean your home
Shopping – getting out and about to do your shopping or run your errands
Transport – linking you to transport to get you to appointments, visit friends or family
Personal care and grooming – Supporting you to be independent with basic living tasks
Respite – giving carers a break from their caring role
Gardening – including lawn mowing and planting your vegetable garden
Podiatry – healthy feet means a healthier you
Social Connection – linking you to people who can take you out, enjoy community activities, do things you used to enjoy all over again
People over the age of 65 (or over 50 if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander) can seek support from CCNB. Our role is to facilitate access to entitlements and services that can help you get the most out of life.
Home Care Packages
Bundled, consumer-directed care options for approved people. A Home Care Package is a subsidy issued from the government to help over 65s to stay at home. Your Home Care Package can be used to help pay for your needs in whatever way you want. CCNB does not provide direct services. Instead we work with you to support you to make decisions about your health and social care based on your individual needs, circumstances and interests.
Download our Home Care Package Brochure
Dementia Advisory Service
Our skilled and experienced Dementia Consultant supports older people to live well with dementia to ensure they get the most out of life. Support is delivered via telephone, e-mail and through events.
Find out more about the Dementia Advisory Service
GP Social Work Program
The GP Social Work Program is a hospital avoidance program supporting older people to stay well and healthy in their chosen community.
Find out more about the GP Social Work Program
Care Navigation Service
Our team of expert Care Navigators are here to provide trusted and impartial information, advice and guidance via telephone and e-mail support. We aim to make it easier for people to access and understand the local health and social care system so they can make appropriate care choices.
Contact our Care Navigator Team
We understand that it can be overwhelming for older people within the health and social care system. We support you by providing information sessions, conferences, support groups, outings, and events focused on keeping people well and happy at home.
Find out about our latest events