What is Home & Community Care (HACC)?
Our HACC team provides low-level care services to eligible Aboriginal people in the Geelong region to help prevent premature entry into permanent care.
Who is eligible?
- whose capacity for independent living is at risk
- who are at risk of premature or inappropriate admission to long term care
- 50 years or older, or
- under 50 years but with a disability which restricts ability to complete daily tasks associated with independent living
- people from the HACC target group, regardless of gender or disability.
This program is a comprehensive support service that helps to keep you in your home and living independently.
Service provision includes:
- property maintenance fee for services
- personal care
- respite care
- home care/domestic assistance
- social support
- in-home respite care
- planned activity.
What to expect
Our staff will:
- establish and develop care plans to help you meet goals
- respond to cultural needs
- plan and deliver a range of activities for Planned Activity Group
- attend meetings and workshops to improve services through sharing information and quality improvements
- maintain continuity of care to clients via regular reviews and assessments as required
- highlight issues of regional or statewide significance, with the aim to develop strategies that improve cultural planning as well as client access to a broader range of services. Forums where we do this include:
- Koori Aged and Disability Network Advisory Committee
- Victorian Aboriginal Aged Care and Disability
- Maintaining networks and strengthening partnerships with HACC funded partners, to support and improve client access to a broader range of services.
Client activities include:
- an ongoing art group with therapeutic and social benefits
- planned activity groups with important social and cultural connections to the community.