We offer a range of services for frail, older people (people aged 65 years and over and 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) who need assistance with daily living to remain living independently at home and in the community.
Aged and Disability Services has had a name change, under Federal Government policy, to Active Ageing and Community Access. We offer a range of services to those in the community who need it.
To be eligibile for our programs recipients will need to meet the requirements of the Commonwealth Home Support Program
Meals On Wheels and other food services
Council runs a Meals On Wheels service in partnership with Ballan District Health and Care and Djerriwarrh Health Services with meals delivered to your home.
We can also assist with food preparation in your home as well as providing centre based meals programs, community meals programs and cooking classes.
Our staff can assist recipients with tasks of daily living including assistance with bathing or showering, dressing, grooming, mobility, feeding and medication.
We can assist and support recipients with general house cleaning including access to spring cleaning.
Home maintenance is a service that addresses minor home maintenance and modifications. We can also assist with basic garden maintenance to ensure your safety.
Shopping and Travel Assistance
Out n’ About
This program focuses on up-skilling eligible Bacchus Marsh residents how to use public transport including buses, trains and taxis. Training will be provided on:
- The Myki ‘Touch and Go’ Systems - how to purchase, top up, and use a Myki Card Pass
- Preparing for outings
- Travelling on buses and taxis with mobility scooters and wheelchairs
- Increasing confidence and independence with using public transport
Fortnightly shopping trips are available for eligible clients living in rural and remote areas.
Quarterly Shopping Tours
Quarterly trips to major shopping centres so clients can purchase clothing appropriate to weather and health are available.
Elligible clients have access to occupational therapists and dieticians.
Social Support Programs
We offer a variety of social support programs for individuals and groups. These groups include the friendly visiting program in partnership with Djerriwarrh Health Services, day programs, men's program, ladies program and Sunday luncheon.
Dementia Support Programs
We offer a dementia specific day program that provides activities relevant to the recipients abilities.
Coffee and Conversation Cafe
This program provides information, support and practical assistance to carers and care recipients living with dementia.
Contact us for more information on all of our services.