Menkawum Ngurra – “A good camp place”

The main courtyard

Our Story

Opened in 1994, Menkawum Ngurra - Halls Creek People’s Church Frail Aged Care, is a small Aboriginal owned and operated, not-for-profit facility in the remote town of Halls Creek in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia.

The Aged Care Hostel provides residential and respite services to Halls Creek and its surrounding remote Indigenous communities such as Ringers Soak, Mulan, Balgo and Bililluna. The People’s Church, through its elected Board, oversees the management of the facility which employs more than 40 staff. The facility has 28 beds and delivers services to care for older, mainly Indigenous people in a culturally appropriate manner.

Menkawum Ngurra is fully accredited with the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.

Management and Staff

Management of the facility is provided by Yura Yungi Medical Services Aboriginal Coorporation and reports to the Halls Creek Peoples Church Board.

The facility has skilled and qualified staff including an experienced Facility Manager, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Personal Carers.

Our food services is provided by trained staff and led by a skilled and experienced Cook.

Our Friendly Staff
Jamie with Gran

Admission

Menkawum Ngurra provides residential aged care under the Aged Care Act 1997 and receives funding under the Commonwealth Aged Care Funding Instrument. Residents are required to pay the Basic Daily Fees from their pension. This amount is determined by the Commonwealth and can be found on My Aged Care website.

Residential care provided ranges from low level to high and complex including dementia care. All Residents require an Aged Care Assessment which can be completed by the Aged Care Assessment Team. Ask your doctor or health worker how to access an assessment.

Accommodation

Rooms are airconditioned and either single or double with ensuites and there is a separate accommodation area for both women and men. Common areas are under cover and there is a designated smoking area for Residents.

All meals are cooked on site and a variety and nutritionally balanced menu is offered. Cultural meals and outdoor cooking is also provided.

Activities are culturally centred around each individual Resident. Community are encouraged to engage with Residents and are involved with special events.

Our Garden Laurel and Raymond in the kitchen
Joe with clapping sticks

Care

All Residents are assessed and their needs are detailed in their care plan. Clinical monitoring is provided by nursing staff and complex treatments provided where indicated.
A Doctor visits the facility and the pharmacist provides medications ordered. Visiting health professionals including Dietician and Speech Therapist and Podiatrist visit on a regular basis.