The ComPacks Safe and Supported at Home (SASH) program provides a mix of clinical and non-clinical services including home and personal care to people aged between 18 and 65 years of age with reduced functional capacity, with the specific aim of avoiding unnecessary admissions to hospital or residential care.
NSLHD provides clinical services to SASH clients including community nursing and other allied health services, which may include services including: catheter care, continence services, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.
Clients who need non-clinical services such as personal care, domestic assistance, respite for carers, meals and transport to medical appointments are referred to the NSLHD ComPacks service provider, CareConnect.
Clients can be referred to Enable NSW if they need minor home modifications or temporary solutions such as grab rails, ramps to access the home, doorway widening, bathroom modifications and/or portable/ modular facilities. Major home modifications may be considered in some circumstances.
The ComPacks SASH program assists clients who previously may have received disability supports through Family and Community Services and who cannot access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)-funded supports. Arrangements have been put in place to ensure they continue to achieve similar outcomes.
ComPacks SASH packages provide 4-5 hours of service each week for a six week period and are renewable for as long as the need exists for the client and when the client has not accessed other programs such as NDIS.