Dementia Care Site Map
Home and Community Care

 

The Home and Community Care program (HACC) offers a range of support services that can assist you to live independently at home and remain socially connected to your community.

 

See below for range of services.  Referrals can be made the individual or with permission, by family, doctor or service providers.

 

The Living at Home Assessment is a broad, strengths based assessment that seeks to identify your need and priority for assistance. It also takes into account the carers needs for support and further assistance.  The Living at Home assessment is undertaken in your home, with your carer or family member and explores the things that you can do (strengths), what you would like to continue doing (interests) and links you to support and activities that can assist you to live well with dementia (community connections).

 

The focus of a Living at Home assessment is to promote independence and maintain skills. It also focuses on strengthening of family, community and social connections. Periodic reviews are undertaken or as needs change throughout the progression of dementia.

 

Organisations providing a Living at Home assessment will seek other areas of expertise as required or where the service is not provided by the organisation undertaking the Living at Home Assessment. Referrals will be made to appropriate services as needed. Coordination of multiple services can also be offered with your consent, using shared care planning.  Below is list of HACC Assessment services in Gippsland.

 

  

 

Bass Coast Shire Council

1300 226 278

Baw Baw Shire Council

5624 2411

Gippsland Lakes Community Health

51558300

Malacoota district Health & Support Service Inc

51580243

Omeo District Health

51590100

Orbost Regional Health

51546623

Latrobe City Council

1300367700

South Gippsland Shire Council

5662 9200

Central Gippsland Health service

5143 8155

Yarram and District Health service

51820222

 

When should I request a Living at Home Assessment?

- You are having difficulty coping independently with everyday activities such as housework, cooking, showering and dressing

- You are concerned about your diet or have poor nutrition

- You are not participating in any social activities, this may be due to your inability to drive or use public transport

- The person caring for you is experiencing stress or would benefit from some support

 

Types of support provided by Home and Community Care services:

Personal Care

Domestic Assistance

Home Maintenance

Delivered Meals

Planned Activity Group