Myrtle Cottage offers activities at our purpose built centre giving participants the opportunity to go on outings and have a fun day.
Activities at the Cottage are planned in consultation with the participants and vary from day to day. An activities program is developed and includes craft activities, small interest groups e.g. cards, outings, guest speakers, games and quizzes. Outings are provided every sixth week and include visits to many local and regional places of interest.
A referral to Myrtle Cottage can be made, with the persons’ permission, by a doctor, service provider, friend or anyone who believes the person referred would benefit by attending Myrtle Cottage. Referrals can be made directly, through the My Aged Care website, or NDIS website.
After receipt of the referral a staff member will make contact by telephone to arrange a time to visit and obtain the information required and include the person in the program best suited to their needs. Details are also provided about the Cottage relating to its history, funding, program activities, and cost of attending, transport arrangements etc.
Myrtle Cottage provides a door to door transport service for all participants attending our programs.
The first contact with Myrtle Cottage will be a home visit. A staff member will explain our operations, discuss the program most suited to you and conduct a formal assessment. This assessment identifies the information needed for people attending including, likes, dislikes, abilities, disabilities and how the Cottage can best assist.
The new member will make the final decision as to how they may take advantage of their involvement with Myrtle Cottage.
Where a waiting list exists for the program, priority to access is determined based on relative need, the ability of the service to meet needs and also places available at the time.