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Home and Community Care

Home & Community Care (HACC)

Are you growing older and worrying about being able to stay at home? Are you living with a disability? Are you caring for a family member or friend?

The Home and Community Care (HACC) Program funds a range of services designed to support you, or the person you care for, to stay active and independent and living at home for as long as possible. Helping people stay active, involved and doing as much for themselves as possible is proven to help people stay more independent with a greater sense of wellbeing. This is the approach we take in working with you.

HACC services can include:

Around the house: Working with you to keep your house clean and safe and helping you with basic maintenance tasks inside and out.

Eating well: Helping you to eat well by assisting you with shopping; working beside you to prepare meals, or providing delivered meals.

Out and about: Connecting you with an interest group or social opportunities; helping you get to places you want to go.

Self-care: Working with you to manage personal tasks such as having a shower and getting dressed.

Managing your health: Access to a range of professional services such as Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Podiatry in your home or at a centre. These professionals can help you manage your health issues, offer advice and connect you to other support such as aids and equipment or fitness programs to build your strength and ability to stay active.

We work with you, and the people who support you, to help you achieve what is important. We then help to put in place the right solutions with you. We want to ensure that you are at the centre of every decision. We will help you do as much as you can for yourself to help maintain your independence.

Setting up support: Sometimes our support will only need to be for a short while until you get back on your feet. Sometimes our support will be ongoing. It can change over time as your circumstances change.

These services are aimed at providing a basic level of support. 

Areas we provide services:

How do you access this service?

Please contact the HACC department at Tallangatta Health Service on 60715200 and ask for an Assessment Officer in the HACC department. An Assessment Officer can come to your home and discuss options available and if you are eligible.

We have many carers who support and work with our clients to deliver the following services:

Planned Activity Groups - PAG

We have social gatherings for our HACC clients for both men and women, who can meet on a regular basis. We provide a variety of groups that work with the clients to promote staying healthy, active and part of the community. Our PAG groups are open to all our HACC clients to attend.

Lunch & Laughter (L& L)

When: Monday (fortnightly)
Where: Tallangatta Health Service Activity Centre
Time: 11.30 – 2.30pm
Pre bookings preferred for catering purposes

This group meets every second Monday at the Activity Centre at Tallangatta Health Service, from 11.30am to around 2.30pm.

On arrival clients have a chance to chat and catch up with their friends over some nibbles and drinks. The day proceeds with a lovely 2 course meal with tea & coffee to follow. Over this lunch clients take part in a variety of quizzes, crosswords and the opportunity for clients to amuse the group with any poems, jokes or stories.

Mixed Community Group (MCG)

When: Every Thursday
Where: Activity Centre at Tallangatta Health Service
Time: 10.15 am – 3.00 pm
Transport: There is a bus pick-up service available in Tallangatta & we can look into options on an individual basis if transport is an issue for a client residing outside of Tallangatta Township.

This group provides a range of activities with a chance to meet new people and make new friends, a great avenue for companionship and to keep active in the community.

The group provides morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea.

The day is made up of a range of Entertainment, Game Days, Outings, Movies, Guest Speakers and Bingo.

During the 2011 / 2012:

Comments from the MCG group:

“Variety of Activities to do”
“Great Meals”
“Scenic Day Trips”
“Good Social Day Out”
“Friendly Enjoyable Company”

MAILmen (Men Active in Living)

The men meet monthly. On alternate months the men have a bus trip to visit surrounding areas, and the other month they have a luncheon with a guest speaker at Tallangatta Health Service (THS) Activity Centre. The lunches start at 11.30am and the outings leave THS 8.30am-8.45am, depending on the travel involved. This is a men only group giving them the opportunity to get together with other men.

Places the men have visited over the four years it has been running are: Seymour, Shelly Pine Plantation, Holbrook, Yarrawonga Boat cruise, Rutherglen, Eldorado, Tumbarumba saw mill.

Quotes from men attending this group:

“fortunate enough to have a group for men only”   
“Something to look forward to”
“Convivial conversations”
“Bi monthly outings are fantastic”
“Commradetory”

Matilda (the travelling bus) – Tallangatta

The mixed group meet every month. Alternate months are a bus trip to the many beautiful areas around Tallangatta. The other month is a shopping trip into Albury, Wodonga or Wangaratta. The name ‘Matilda’ came from the group deciding on a name to call the travelling bus.

Over the years “MATILDA” has travelled to many an exciting place: up to Falls Creek before the snow arrived, one of the clients stating “I feel on top of the world”, a visit back in time at the Beechworth goal, even taking the train to Culcairn for the day

Matilda – Bellbridge, Bethanga & Talgarno
Due to the popularity of the 'Matilda' bus in Tallangatta, we are now trialling a 'Matilda' bus for our clients in Bethanga, Bellbridge & Talgarno area. This has been running since May 2012
This group runs bi-monthly for a day trip.

This group has already visited:

If you are interested or have any questions regarding the HACC program for yourself, family member or friend, please contact the HACC Assessment Team on 02 6071 5238.

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