Residential aged care is for older people who can no longer live at home. Reasons can include illness, disability, bereavement, an emergency, the needs of their carer, family or friends, or because it is no longer possible to manage at home without help.
The aged care system aims to ensure that all older people receive support and quality care when they need it. East Wimmera Health Service has residential aged care facilities located at Birchip, Charlton, Donald, St Arnaud and Wycheproof, more specific information about East Wimmera Health Service's facilities can be found on the tab on the left hand side of this page.
All of East Wimmera Health Service's fully accredited residential care facilities are co-located with the local acute hospital, and in most cases they are also co-located with the local Gp enabiling easy access to medical attention. All of East Wimmera Health Service's residential care facilities offer 24-hour nursing care provided by Registered Nursing staff. Allied health services are provided by a range of providers including the utilisation of video conferencing technology to provide more timely accesses to allied health professionals.