Aged & Community Services SA & NT Inc (ACS SA & NT) is the peak industry body providing strategic leadership to 95% of the not-for-profit aged and community sector in South Australia and members in the Northern Territory. ACS SA & NT represents a wide range of retirement living, home care and residential providers. We provide our members with practical information and support in their daily operations and service delivery. ACS SA & NT is part of the federation of State Associations which comprise Aged and Community Services Australia – the national peak body.
ACS Vision for home care provision in South Australia
A well resourced aged and home care sector, offering timely access to services, and providing real choices for older people and their families to enable older people to live in a place and community of their choice.
Home Care Packages and the Home and Community Care (HACC) provide support for people who choose to live at home and stay in their community.
There are numerous benefits of having older people remain in their own homes. Staying at home allows the older person to be in a familiar social environment, to be in a location where they know others and feel that they are in control of their lives and thus contribute to their overall health and well-being. As the proportion of older people continues to be the fastest growing of the entire population, the demand for appropriate and relevant care services and support to allow older people to continue to live in their homes is predicted to continue to increase.
ACS represents 134 community care service providers, the majority of not-for-profit organisations in South Australia. ACS members have opportunities in developing and accessing policy positions, submissions, strategies in regard to community care. Collectively, ACS members provide leadership, policy direction and industry intelligence to issues that relate to the delivery of community care.
Not only do our members understand that older Australians want the freedom and flexibility to choose a lifestyle that best fits their needs and desires, they are also committed to providing the very best home care services.
Our members pride themselves on ensuring that clients’ well being, compassion and satisfaction are central to everything they do.
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