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Aged Services Program

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AGED SERVICES PROGRAM

 

Golden Plains Shire Council is actively supporting you as you age..

Golden Plains Shire Council is currently providing personal care and other home support services that help people to live independently at home for longer. Council also provides information, activities, community facilities and subsidies to assist residents' well-being and participation in community life.

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Personal care

Due to a variety of situations you may experience difficulty completing daily hygiene tasks, meal preparation and shopping.

We can support you to complete the following:

  • Showering
  • Dressing
  • Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Meal preparation
  • Shopping
  • Monitoring medication administration

Domestic Assistance

The domestic assistance program aims to support you to complete daily tasks so that you are able to continue living in your own home. The level of assistance provided will vary depending on your situation and abilities.

We can support you to complete the following:

  • Household cleaning
  • Laundry needs
  • Ironing
  • Bed-making

Respite

Specialist service to support you and your family. Golden Plains Shire can support you with:

  • In home and out of home respite
  • Meaningful activities
  • Regular or occasional service
  • Reduce social isolation
  • Support social engagement
  • Assist to maintain caring role
  • Enjoyable activity for care recipient

Property Maintenance

Experienced contractors are engaged to complete basic home maintenance tasks which do not require the skills of a qualified tradesperson. This service supports a safe and secure home environment. Minor home repairs and modifications to ensure safety, security and accessiblity. Tasks include the installation of ramps and handrails following an occupational therapy home visit. 

Assistance provided to install:

  • Hand / grab rails
  • Access ramps
  • Smoke detectors
  • Door and window locks

Assistance provided for minor household repair or maintenance:

  • Gutter cleaning
  • Annual house block / garden cleaning
  • In certain circumstances a major specialty clean and declutter as required

Social Support

Community based social support groups support frail aged, older people and their carers who live in the community and who’s capacity for independent living are at risk of premature or inappropriate admission to long term residential care. Welcoming and supportive social programs provided weekly at Bannockburn, Haddon and Rokewood. Participants enjoy:

  • New friendships
  • Interactive activities
  • Structured exercise program
  • Freshly prepared meals to meet your individual dietary needs
  • Day trips / outings
  • Shopping specific trips
  • Allied health guest speaker

Delivered meals

The Meals on Wheels program provides nutritious meals delivered by volunteers weekly on Wednesday. Snap frozen nutritional meals are delivered to your home and Community Care Workers are able to assist with meal preparation.

  • A variety of main meals and/or sweets available
  • Delivered to your home weekly by volunteers providing a social contact
 

Accessing our Services

NEW CLIENTS
 
If you are over 65 years of age (over 50 years of age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) call My Aged Care contact centre on 1800 200 422 (Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm) or visit the My Aged Care website.
 
If you are under 65 years of age (over 50 years of age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) call Golden Plains Shire Council Aged Services Department on 03 5281 7151 (Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5 pm)
 
EXISTING CLIENTS (REQUESTING ADDITIONAL OR CHANGE TO EXISTING SERVICES)
 
If you are over 65 years of age (over 50 years of age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and would like to request additional services or there has been a significant change to needs call My Aged Care contact centre on 1800 200 422 (Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm) or visit the My Aged Care website.
 
If you are under 65 years of age (over 50 years of age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and would like to request additional services or there has been a significant change to needs call Golden Plains Shire Council Aged Services Department on 03 5281 7151 (Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5 pm)
 

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The Active Ageing & Disability Services team are continuing to support its consumers across the Shire with essential services and importantly maintaining a sense of normality and social connection, even in these isolating times. In partnership with local businesses, the team is offering its consumers and their families a weekly delivery service of delicious freshly prepared meals to enjoy in the comfort of their own home, without the cooking! Download the menu and pricing below:

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Payment

Invoices will be mailed out each month for payment.

Delivery

Meals will be delivered weekly on a Friday. However, we can’t confirm delivery times so please ensure you are home.

Eligibility

To be eligible you must be an Active Ageing & Disability Services consumer, or registered with My Aged Care, or eligible for Home & Community Care Program for Younger People. If you are unsure if you are eligible please call the Active Ageing & Disability Services Team on 5220 7151.

Order

Place orders by 4pm Wednesday for Friday delivery.

 

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Golden Plains Shire Council's  Aged Services Unit

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Page Last Updated:

Wednesday, 8 July 2020 - 1:26pm

 

Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.