Aged Care

Overview

 CHCP 

 

CHCP (Commonwealth Home Support Program) PYP (Program for Younger People) NDIS (National Insurance Disability Support program) ‘Together restoring active living’

What are CHSP services?

CHSP services are designed to support people over the age of 65, Aboriginal & Torre Strait Islanders over the age of 55 and their carer’s. This service is funded by the Commonwealth Government and enables people to continue living in a safe and healthy environment, restoring their independence at home and in the community.

To access these services residents need to contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422

What are PYP services?

PYP services are designed to support people under the age of 65, Aboriginal & Torre Strait Islanders under the age of 55 and their carer’s. This service is funded by the State Government and enables people to continue living in a safe and healthy environment, restoring their independence at home and in the community.

To access these services residents need to contact Moyne Shire Council 55680555

What is NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with a disability, their families and carers. Moyne Shire Council is a provider for persons identified to go on the program. This is Commonwealth funded.

Active Living

Health research indicates that physical activity, good nutrition and enjoying the company of others all help keep people living independently in their home and community for longer. Moyne Shire Council’s Community Care Team support and encourages people to have input into their own health and the way they live. Community Care Workers support people to participate in activities that illness or disability has prevented them from being able to do

What services do we provide?

Domestic Assistance

Working with Community Care Workers, this service is designed to support people with household activities that they are unable to complete. These include short-term programs that enable people to work towards regaining their independence. Where possible, we encourage clients to be involved in their care.

Personal care

Personal care supports people with tasks such as showering, grooming, dressing, eating and maintaining medication routine. Personal care includes supporting people to engage in activities that are meaningful to them such as walking, shopping, gardening or going out for coffee. It encourages people to be connected with their community.

Respite

Routine and/or occasional in-home respite supports carers of older people and people with a disability. Out-of-home respite can include taking clients visiting friends locally.

Property Maintenance

This service allows clients to live in a safe environment. The main service Council provides is lawn mowing, keeping pathways clear of shrubs and minor handyman tasks. They also do wiper snipping & some spraying.

An annual external window clean is available (height restrictions apply)

Nutrition ( Food Services)

For people to remain living independently at home their nutritional needs are of high importance. Moyne Shire Council offers diversity with the delivery and pick up of hot and chilled meals (Meals on Wheels). Access to meals can be arranged from local food providers, for example, general stores, community cooking groups, pubs and restaurants. In-home cooking and nutritional support can be provided by Community Care Workers.

 Personal Alert Victoria. (Personal Safety Alarm)

Personal safety alarms allow people to easily call for help 24 hours a day if they find themselves in an emergency situation. They provide security for the person living alone and their family/friends. Our specially trained staff can assist in providing information about available alarms and application processes.

Telecare

This is a free weekday telephone service to check on your health and wellbeing, and help you organize support services if needed.

Disabled parking permits

Applications can be made for disabled parking permits which give disabled drivers and/or passengers access to designate parking spaces across all municipalities.

Health referral

Moyne Shire Council’s Community Care Team have specially trained staff that can refer clients to allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, podiatrists and occupational therapists. Our partnerships with health service providers in the Moyne Shire means we have the knowledge about available services to suit individual needs.

Community transport

Some transport can be arranged for medical appointments within your local community area.