Myrtle Cottage aims to promote companionship and interactive activities that support wellness for people to stay living in their own homes and community. Activities are offered at our purpose built facility in Ingleburn, rented premises in Camden and Wollondilly Local Government Areas and at community venues.
Each program has a 6 weeks program that is planned in consultation with participants.
A referral to Myrtle Cottage can be made, with the persons’ permission for:
- People over 65 years need a My Aged Care referral code either through the My Aged Care website or our friendly staff can assist you
- People under 65 years with an NDIS package can request a quote from our friendly staff.
- People with a Home Care Package can request a quote from our friendly staff.
- People who do not fit any of the above please contact our friendly staff for a quote.
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.
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.