The Julia Creek Home and Community Care (HACC) Program helps people continue to live in their home and community independently.
The HACC Program is a joint Commonwealth and Council run initiative. It funds basic maintenance and support services to help frail older people and younger people with disabilities to continue living in their community.
Who can access HACC services? Commonwealth HACC services are available to people:
- aged 65 years and over (or 50 and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people),
- who are at risk of premature or inappropriate admission to long term residential care,
- carers of older Australians eligible for services under the Commonwealth HACC Program.
The program delivers the following services:
- Centre Based Day Care-Every Wednesday from 9:30 to 12:30pm at the Julia Creek HACC Centre
- Personal Care - such as help with bathing, dressing, grooming and eating
- Nursing Care
- Delivery of meals
- Home Maintenance- Lawn Mowing and home maintenance
- Social Support - help with shopping, banking, medical appointments and general support for clients
- Domestic Assistance - help in the home for cleaning for clients on a weekly basis
- Transport - Transport to and from Centre Based Care, shopping and some medical appointments.
- Counselling, support & advocacy
For more information on the Services available for HACC contact Tanya Parry on 07 4746 7166 at the McKinlay Shire Council