Positive Ageing support program

Home and Community Care Program
 

Helping your family members live independent and meaningful lives.

Throughout our lives we often take our independence and wellbeing for granted. It is not until we grow older that we realise how important it is to have the support of others to stay social, healthy, to get around and to maintain our homes. 

We have a broad range of services available to our community and their families to help with positive ageing.

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Delivered Meals
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We deliver delicious meals to your door. Choose from our extensive menu of affordable and healthy meals.

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Domestic Assistance
We can have someone come out to assist with household jobs including laundry, grocery shopping, meal preparation and vacuuming.

 

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Home Maintenance
No need to call a handyman! We can help with all sorts of jobs from changing light bulbs to unblocking drains and gutters.

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Personal Care
Let us help with bathing, grooming, dressing, shopping and meal times.

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Social Support
Stay connected and make new friends with our community outings. Enjoy a Musical Mornings performance or enjoy a social day out at one of our Café Style activities.

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Respite Care
Your loved one can enjoy social and recreational activities while you take a well-deserved break. We offer regular, occasional, overnight and emergency respite services.

Who is eligible?

Surf Coast Shire residents. We have programs for both under 65 and over 65.

If your loved one is aged under 65, you will need to nominate them for an in-home assessment to identify their needs. Or, they can be referred by a GP, health service or a community service organisation for assessment.

For those over 65, you will need to:

Step 1 Call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au

Step 2 My Aged Care will book an assessment of your family member’s needs.

Step 3 Once your family member is approved, they can be referred to access our home care services.

How much does it cost?

The cost will depend on your family member’s needs and source of income. A final price will be determined at the time of assessment.

Advocacy

Contact an advocate that can provide advice and support about your family member’s needs:

Office of the Public Advocate
1300 309 337
TTY 1300 305 612
Office of the Public Advocate website

For more information

Surf Coast Shire Council
03 5261 0600
info@surfcoast.vic.gov.au