Bull Creek (Lefroy Rd)
Lefroy Care Centre, Bull Creek
Lefroy Care Centre (formerly Lefroy Hostel) is a secure, specialised dementia care centre located in the southern Perth suburb of Bull Creek.
The centre is close to the Kwinana Freeway, the Bull Creek shopping complex and Bull Creek station on the Perth–Mandurah line.
The centre has a light and airy feel, with floor-to-ceiling windows in residents’ rooms and the community dining room, all opening onto attractive gardens.
Covered walkways lead through a central open space, where residents and their visitors can enjoy a large, shady atrium. Outdoor areas are shaded by trees and a large gazebo.
Other communal facilities include a smaller private dining room for residents’ use, six sitting rooms, four larger lounge rooms, and a hairdressing salon.
Residents can relax in their rooms, with the comfort of reverse cycle air conditioning and overhead fans. Pairs of rooms share a bathroom. Or they can choose to socialise and join in activities such as music and craft.
The person I care for is living with dementia. Are there services that support us both prior to permanent residential care?
McCusker Nurse Service: This is a free service for the carers of those living with dementia. It gives you the best chance of finding your way through the maze of resources and support available to you.
Respite care: Often people with dementia benefit from short-term respite care, either by coming along to one of our clubs or with a short stay in a residential care centre. This is an opportunity for you to have a much-needed break.
Seven of our residential centres offer care tailored for people living with dementia: explore the map to find the centre nearest you.
Depending on your needs and preferences, you may be eligible for Government-subsidised home care or day respite services. We can help you find out what services are available to you and ensure you receive the best care package.
To find out if you are eligible for permanent or respite care in a residential care centre, you must be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). Contact your GP to arrange an assessment.
To access the McCusker Nurse Service, you must be living within specific areas north and south of the Swan River in Perth. Go to the eligibility tab for that service to find out more.
Our dementia services have grown from more than 50 years of experience and draw on international best practice. Helping people with dementia to remain as independent as they want to be is a vital part of what we do. With the help of family and our own observation, we work out what each person’s individual social, spiritual and emotional needs are, so that we can take a holistic approach to their care.
In addition, we provide support to family and other informal carers, who are often highly stressed and coping alone in supporting the person living with dementia at home.
The best way to find the right service or package to suit your circumstances is to call us. We’re here to guide you as to the best options for you. Contact us on 1300 26 26 26.