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Aged care advocacy

Free and confidential service promoting the rights of people receiving aged care services. Freecall 1800 700 600

Advocacy services can:

  • Provide you with information and advice about your rights and responsibilities
  • Support you to be involved in decisions affecting your life
  • Assist you to resolve problems or complaints in relation to aged care services
  • Promote the rights of older people to the wider community
Assert 4 all Advocacy promoting rights, social and economic inclusion for all. Assert4all advocacy area includes Golden Plains and Bacchus Marsh 1300 942 773

Access and support service provides short term support for frail older people, younger people with a disability and their carers who:

  • Need help to stay living at home
  • Have diverse needs including cultural and linguistically diverse background, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, homeless/at risk of homelessness, living in isolated or remote areas
  • Need help to access services
  • Available through Centacare Ballarat in Central Highlands catchment
  •  03 5337 8999

Consumer transport

Volunteers providing transport services to people in our community. Christine Frost, Program Co-ordinator 5367 9125

See link for more information.

Local Health Services

Djerriwarrh Community Health

  • Palliative care. Ring 5367 2000 and ask for palliative care nurse, or call Clinical Nurse consultant on 5367 9647
  • Falls prevention program - Centre based program - 10 week exercise and education program run by a physio; home based program run by Community nurse;  Call 8746 1100
  • Friendly visiting service  contact Mary Waters between 9.30- 4.00pm on Tues and Wed on 5367 9673
  • District nursing 5367 9676
  • Dementia support nurse service 5367 9676
  • Coffee and Conversation - support group for people living with dementia and their carers. Group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Darley Neighbourhood House, 10.30-12.20pm. Contact 5367 9676
  • Continence service 5367 9662 Manager Community Nursing, referrals can be faxed to 5367 9641
  • Consumer transport- Volunteers providing transport services to eligible people in our community. 24 hrs notice is required for transport of less than 10km, 48 hours notice for requests of 10km or more. Contact Christine Frost on 5367 9125 or you can send an email
  • Continence nurse- Manager Community Nursing on 5367 9662
  • Financial Counselling
  • Dental
  • Group Programs
Ballan District health and care

33 Cowie Street, Ballan

 (03) 5368 1100

  • Community health nursing
  • Counselling and welfare
  • Allied health - Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Counselling, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy
  • Aged care - accredited aged care facility
  • District  nursing
  • Acute medical service  for all enquiries 03 53681100
Bacchus Marsh & Melton Regional Hospital

Grant Street, Bacchus Marsh

(03) 5367 2000

Do care social, support program

Providing social support for people who are frail aged and people with a disability 03 5333 3179

Do Care

Providing social support for people who are frail aged. Do Care services include social activities, Bus trips, nibble and natter, monthly lunches.

Phone 5333 3179 or 5331 1473

ACSO connect
Connecting to alcohol and other drug treatments services
Call intake and assessment service on 1300 022 760 (Mon-Fri 9.00am -5.00pm) or directline 1800 888 236 out of hours support.

Men's Shed

See link for more information.





Last Updated:

Friday, 4 August, 2017 - 17:04