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Esperance Home Care

At Esperance Home Care we aim to support you, as an older resident of Esperance, so that you can enjoy your independence in the comfort of your own home.

Our home care services provide flexibility and choices - from low to high care - so you can maintain your lifestyle.

We have a selection of home care services to suit:

CONTACT

19 Black Street

PO Box 2042 

Esperance WA 6450

Phone: (08) 9083 1800

Fax: (08) 9071 7803

Email: homecare@esperance.wa.gov.au

Web: www.esperancehomecare.com.au 

 

OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

AFTER HOURS

Please phone 9083 1800 and you will be transferred to the After Hours Staff-On-Call.

 

SERVICES

Esperance Home Care provides a range of services suited to the needs of individuals and their carers. These include areas such as:

  • Personal Care
  • Home and Community Care
  • Packaged Care
  • Domestic Assistance
  • Social Support
  • Home Maintenance 
  • Carer Support and Respite 
  • Complex Care Needs
  • Transport
  • Meals on Wheels

 

VISION, VALUES AND PHILOSOPHY

Esperance Home Care seeks to deliver quality care that respects every person’s right to be treated with respect and dignity.

The values that are central to our culture and guide the support and care we offer to our clients are:

  • Compassion and dignity
  • Respect and accountability
  • Openness and integrity
  • Participation and encouragement

 

HISTORY

Esperance Home Care was established on the 22nd August 1988 through the commitment and dedication of a group of community members whose primary aim had been the establishment of a local nursing home.

The request to access funding for a community nursing home was made in 1987 with an unexpected response from the Government who wanted to see local community based home care services in operation before they would consider this application further. Community member and local health champion Mrs Alva Courtis travelled to Kalgoorlie to attend a seminar and find out what these community services were all about.

In order to determine the need for the service a survey was carried out to find out how many people over the age of 70 lived in the whole South East Region including Ravensthorpe, Hopetoun and Norseman. While the Department considered the numbers low, and felt it would be difficult to find enough people in need of services, a meeting was held in Council Chambers on the 8th of August 1988 where it was resolved that the Esperance Home and Community Care Advisory Committee Council would be established to develop the policy direction for the organisation, with Council to act as the sponsoring body and provide financial management support.

The service commenced with an operating budget of $51,000, a Coordinator position, part time office assistant and a part time housekeeper offering housekeeping, shopping, social support, gardening and transport. Sports House in James Street was the original premises with a move to Lotteries House and finally the establishment of all of our services at the current site in Black Street.