Active Ageing and Community Access

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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.

Eligibility

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.

Personal Care

Our staff can assist recipients with tasks of daily living including assistance with bathing or showering, dressing, grooming, mobility, feeding and medication.

Domestic Assistance

We can assist and support recipients with general house cleaning including access to spring cleaning.

Home Maintenance

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

Shopping Bus

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.

Allied Health

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have a choice of Meals On Wheels menu?

    The menu is set by the providers with choices based on likes and dislikes and meals that address health and dietary requirements.

  • What is the cost of Meals On Wheels?

    The cost of meals depends on an individuals income.

  • How much does it cost to access Aged and Disability Services?

    Access to many of the Aged and Disability Services fall under The Commonwealth Home Support Programme:  All clients who can afford to contribute to the cost of their care should do so. Client contributions should not exceed the actual cost of service provision. All clients will be required to complete an income declaration form which will determine cost to client.

Last Updated:

Thursday, 26 May, 2016 - 11:25