Are you growing older and worrying about being able to stay at home? Are you living with a disability? Are you caring for a family member or friend?
The Home and Community Care (HACC) Program funds a range of services designed to support you, or the person you care for, to stay active and independent and living at home for as long as possible.
Helping people stay active, involved and doing as much for themselves as possible is proven to help people stay more independent with a greater sense of wellbeing. This is the approach we take in working with you.
Depending on what is available in your local community and your needs, HACC services can include support for:
- Around the house
- Eating well
- Out and about
- Managing your health
Referral and Eligibility for HACC Services
Referrals for the Home and Community Care Program can be made by the individual, family, friends, or health services.
Potential recipients of the service will first be assessed for eligibility in accordance with the HACC guidelines with all details kept strictly confidential.
Home Care Services include
Day centre programs are available from the Shire and health service facilities throughout the municipality. They provide social interaction and day respite for frailer residents.
- Macarthur Community Health Planned Activity Group - (03) 5552 2000
- Koroit Health Services Day Centre - (03) 5565 8410
- Moyne Health Service (Port Fairy Hospital) Day Centre - (03) 5568 0100
- Mortlake Health Services Day Centre - (03) 5558 7000
Home Care Services include
- Domestic assistance
- Meal preparation
- Shopping support
Personal Care Services include
- Assistance with personal hygiene tasks such as showering, washing, dressing, grooming, toileting and even tuck in.
- Essential personal care is also provided at weekends and on public holidays where there is no family support available.
Provided in the home or community where the person is unable to remain home alone due to disability, infirmity or dementia, respite enables carers to attend appointments and social or recreational activities.
Food Services- Meals on Wheels (MOW)
Hot meals are delivered from various locations throughout the Shire. Chilled meals are also available where this is more appropriate. Home care staff can assist with shopping and meals preparation to help clients with their nutritional needs. Centre-based meals are available twice a week in Port Fairy.
Home Maintenance aims to assist people who are unable to maintain their own home to continue to live independently and safely. The Home Maintenance service does not cover work which requires the services of a qualified trades person.
A telephone monitoring program is available to check on the well being of frail aged people who live alone. Calls to recipients are made five days a week by volunteers. Call 1300 656 564 to enquire about an assessment.
Disabled Parking Permits
Moyne Shire administers the Disabled Persons Parking Scheme. Applications by individuals must be supported by a medical practitioner. Please contact Moyne Shire Council on 1300 656 564 for an application form pd download a copy here(PDF, 329KB).