Aged & Disability Services
Referral and Eligibility for HACC Services
Referrals for the Home and Community Care Program can be made by the individual, family, friends, or health services.
Potential recipients of the service will first be assessed for eligibility in accordance with the HACC guidelines with all details kept strictly confidential. Northern Grampians Shire HACC Services are a designated Living at Home Assessment Agency.
Assistance with personal hygiene tasks such as showering, washing, dressing, grooming, toileting and even tuck in.
Essential personal care is also provided at weekends and on public holidays where there is no family support available.
Provided in the home or community where the child or adult is unable to remain home alone due to disability, infirmity or dementia, respite enables carers to attend appointments and social or recreational activities.
Food Services- Meals on Wheels (MOW):
All meals are designed to meet daily nutritional requirements and specific dietary requirements. Meals are prepared by the Stawell Regional Health and East Wimmera Health Services kitchens.
Meals are available 7 days a week based on assessed need and dietary requirements and can be delivered either hot or frozen.
Meals are delivered Monday to Friday by volunteers from the community and at weekends by staff of the Aged & Disability Services team.
Delivered meals can be provided as either of the two following options:
Main meal which consists of soup, main course, dessert, and a vitamin supplement of juice or fruit.
Light meal consisting of sandwiches and soup or sandwiches and fruit.
Home Maintenance aims to assist people who are unable to maintain their own home to continue to live independently and safely. The Home Maintenance service does not cover work which requires the services of a qualified tradesperson.
Works that can be undertaken include:
Minor modifications to the home to help people cope with a disabling condition as designated by an Occupational Therapist
Installation of safety key boxes and smoke detectors
Replacement of locks and wire screens
Repairs to doors and steps
Cleaning windows and spouting (height limit applies)
St Arnaud Phone: 5495 1500
Stawell Phone: 5358 7590 Fax: 5358 5703