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Support Services

Home Support Services

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Support services are jointly funded by Council, State and Federal Governments to assist:

  •     older and frail people with moderate, severe or profound disabilities
  •     younger people with moderate, severe or profound disabilities and their unpaid carers.

A minimal fee is charged for services. Services recognise a persons ability to pay, so fees are established at the time of assessment based on a number of factors including health and current circumstances. Additional information regarding Home and Community services can be viewed online.

Services include:

Personal Care
This service provides support to people who have difficulty with daily personal care tasks including showering, dressing and application of pressure stockings.

Home Care
The purpose of the Home Care service is to assist clients to maintain a safe, healthy and hygienic home environment. Assistance can include, but is not limited to, vacuuming, sweeping, washing floors, cleaning bathrooms and toilets, assistance with washing and essential ironing, changing bed linen, basic shopping and assistance with paying bills/banking.

Respite Care
Support enables carers to have a break from their usual care role. Individual respite requirements will be discussed and a Care Plan developed based on needs and goals.

Meal Services
Meal preparation and assistance is available within the home. Meals on Wheels are available to those who are nutritionally at risk or cannot prepare meals. They are provided hot, chilled or frozen are diet specific and are delivered by volunteers to homes within the towns of Leongatha, Korumburra, Mirboo North and Foster. Outside of these towns frozen meals can be supplied and are required to be collected from meal provider.

Community Transport
Transport is provided by Volunteer drivers in Council owned cars and buses (one bus is wheelchair accessible). This program is available to those who are unable to access other means of transport to attend medical appointments.  Bus trips are scheduled for clients to access services in larger towns.  Buses are available for hire by non for profit community groups when they are not in use.

Home Maintenance
This program provides basic home maintenance assistance to ensure a safe home environment. Assistance includes, but is not limited to, installation of safety rails, small ramps, provision and installation of battery operated smoke detectors and cleaning of gutters.