The Home and Community Care (HACC) Program is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Victorian governments. The Program funds a range of basic maintenance and support service to support frail older people and people with disabilities. These services help individuals live independently and autonomously, and avoid premature or inappropriate admission to residential care. Carers of older people and younger people with disabilities are also recognised as part of the HACC target group.
Independence refers to the capacity of people to manage the day to day activities of their life. Autonomy refers to making decisions about one's life. Not all HACC clients will be able to live independently and autonomously, but the initiative aims to ensure that clients are supported to gain the greatest level of independence they can and be as actively involved in making decisions about their life as possible. This includes the type of services and support they receive and the goals they wish to achieve.
Please contact Nexus Primary Health on 1300 77 33 52 for more information about the Home and Community Care program in the Strathbogie Shire.
More information is also located on the Victorian Department of Health website Aged Care in Victoria
Information about respite services in your local area can be obtained by phoning Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre on free call 1800 052 222 during business hours or, for emergency respite support outside standard business hours, free call 1800 059 059. Go to the Department of Health and Ageing Website for more information National Respite for Carers Program.
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