Adssi In-home Support is a not-for-profit community care provider with over 30 years' experience in the local community. Over those 30 plus years, hundreds of local staff and volunteers have supported thousands of locals to remain independent.
Our approach is very much 'doing with' you rather than 'doing for' you, thereby enabling you to remain as independent as possible.
We can provide a little help (or even a lot) to help you or a loved one stay living safely at home. This support might mean the difference between having to move into residential care versus continuing to live at own home. In other words, we can support you to keep living the life you want to lead.
Aged care in your home is subsidised by the government through their 'My Aged Care' program - low level support is subsidised by the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and higher level in home aged care is available through a Home Care Package (HCP).
The team at Adssi In-home Support is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives.
We can help you if you are frail aged, living with dementia or a disability, or if you care for someone who is. We understand the best option for accommodation is often to have in home aged care, allowing you stay in your own home, with the familiarity of your neighbourhood, friends and family.
Reablement and wellness, with a 'doing with' rather than 'doing for' approach, where appropriate are strong features of our philosophy and the delivery of support. This helps people retain independence and remain active and engaged inside and outside their home.
Adssi In-home Support provides advice, support and modifications if necessary, to make staying in your home easier and safer. You may be eligible for government assisted services – to find out more, please contact MY AGED CARE on 1800 200 422 or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au.
The team at Adssi In-home Support is governed by an eight member Board of Directors, chaired by Alison Tattersall.
Chief Executive Officer Jenni Allan has been with the company since 2004. Her strong financial background and passion for our clients drives the organisation to achieve excellence in client services.
Jenni is supported by a Regional Manager, Nurse Manager & Clinical Services, Finance, Quality, Marketing, People and Culture and Building Services & Allied Health.
A professional team of comprehensive assessors, case managers and support advisors ensure that services are client centred.
Our wonderful volunteers give up their free time to help our clients at home and on outings, and they also help us in the office.
ADSSI commenced in 1987 as an incorporated association – Wyong Shire Aged and Disability Support Services Inc. thanks to successful lobbying by a group of local community minded people who were concerned about the lack of services to support frail aged and people living with a disability. In 1995 the organisation changed its name to Aged and Disability Support Services (Wyong Shire) Inc.
We started in the Old Bakery Building at Wyong and in 1991 moved to Tuggerah Lakes Community Centre. In 2008 we moved to the Tuggerah Business Park and in 2012 we bought the building at 3A Pioneer Avenue.
In recognition of our growing size, revenue and corporate governance responsibilities, Aged and Disability Support Services became ADSSI Limited, a company limited by guarantee in 2006.
From those first two projects – Community Options and Home Maintenance and Modifications – we have successfully gained government funding for a wide range of services including domestic assistance, linen, gardens and lawns, social support, several dementia specific projects, respite, ComPacks and Home Care Packages. We are also a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider.
We have successfully gained expansion funding every year in recognition of our ability to comply with funding requirements and to deliver quality services to our target groups.
In 2008 we purchased an occupational therapy business that is now an integral part of Adssi In-home Support and our suite of services.