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My Community & Home (MCHC) Care

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 at home?

The My Community and Home Care Program at THS is funded to provide 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.

Tallangatta Health Service delivers services to our local and surrounding communities of:

Services provided in your home by qualified staff:

There are a number of programs you may be eligible for:

Contact Us

If you would like further information, please feel free to contact the My Community and Home Care Department at Tallangatta Health Service on 02 6071 5238 and ask for an Regional Assessment Officer or Home Support Assessor or you can access the service through the website www.myagedcare.gov.au or phone 1800 200 422.


District Nursing

Our District Nurse team is comprised of highly qualified nurses devoted to the care of older people in the Tallangatta community and surrounding areas.

What can be provided?

The District Nursing Service provides assistance with:

Who is eligible for care?

Nursing services are offered to anyone requiring home based nursing care. Community members that would like to use the service are required to be assessed. Referrals can be made by self referral or by your doctor.

People who receive benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Workcover or Transport Accident Commission can also be referred to the service.

When will a nurse call?

Following referral to the service a nurse will phone to make an appointment for an initial visit. This visit can take up to an hour. Carers are encouraged to be in attendance at this appointment as a plan of care is developed during this time.

Subsequent visits will be made on nominated days, depending on needs. However, a specific appointment cannot always be made.

Enquiries can be made by phoning reception on 02 6071 5238.


Your Social Activity Groups

We have social gatherings for eligible men and women, who meet on a regular basis. We provide a variety of groups that you can enjoy which promote staying healthy, active and part of the community.

Our social groups are open to all our eligible clients to attend.

The programs for each group vary but the days of the week when each group come together remain generally the same.  An outline of each group is provided below.


Lunch & Laughter (L&L)

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.

When: Monday (fortnightly)
Where: Tallangatta Health Service Activity Centre
Time: 11.30am - 2.30pm

Pre bookings preferred for catering purposes.


Mixed Community Group (MCG)

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.

When: Every Thursday
Where: Activity Centre at Tallangatta Health Service
Time: 10.15am - 3.00pm

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.

Bellbridge/Bethanga

Peninsula Activity, Laughter, Movement & Sociable (P.A.L.M.S)
When:
1st & 3rd Wednesday
Time: Starts 11.30am
Where: Bethanga Hall/Bellbridge Boat Club

Contact the MCHC office on 60715238 for further details


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.


Matilda - The Travelling Bus (Tallangatta)

Over the years 'Matilda' has travelled to many an exciting place including 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, and even taking the train to Culcairn for the day.

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.

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 group runs bi-monthly for a day trip.

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


Red Cross Patient Transport

Red Cross provides patient transport to hospital and specialist medical appointments for people who have no other means of transportation and live within 50km of Wodonga or Tallangatta. 

A Red Cross Patient Transport referral is required from your GP or specialist and will be sent directly to the service who will confirm your booking and pick up time directly with you.

This service is run entirely by volunteers.

To make a booking phone or to find out more about this service please ring 0403 989 847.


Community Room Hire

Tallangatta Health Service has available for hire a Conference Room and The Activity Centre facility.

The Conference Room

The Conference Room has seating for up to 12 persons in a board room seating arrangement. Equipment such as projector screen and video conferencing facilities are available. A small kitchen with beverage making facilities.

The Activity Centre

The Activity Centre has seating for approximately 30 people with a kitchen available for hiring. There is a large flat screen TV, connected computer and DVD equipment which is also available when required.

Room Hire Form