What is involved?

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Bellarine Community Health is the largest provider of community health and social support services on the Bellarine Peninsula.

We provide a personalised service that supports your choices, and offers flexibility and control over the design of your Home Care Package.

Our Home Care Package Case Managers are tertiary qualified health professionals with extensive experience working with older people including people with dementia. See below some of the services available.

 

Health
    • Nursing
    • Rehabilitative support
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physiotherapy
    • Speech Pathology
    • Podiatry
    • Social Support
    • Respite care
Personal Care
    • Grooming and dressing support
    • Showering and bathing support
    • Continence support
    • Feeding
Assistance
    • Form-filling assistance
    • Telephone assistance
    • Personal letter writing
    • Support for care recipients with cognitive impairment

 

Equipment
    • Equipment for mobility and dexterity
    • Crutches, Walkers, Wheelchairs
    • Mechanical devices for lifting, bed rails, slide sheets
    • Rails and ramps
    • Hearing and Visual Aids
Nutrition
    • Meal preparation assistance
    • Grocery shopping support
    • Meals on Wheels
Transport
    • Everyday transport to medical appointments
    • Transport for shopping or attend social activities

 

Home & Garden
    • Home care
    • Gardening
    • Home maintenance
Social
    • Arranging social activities and providing or co-ordinating transport to social functions, entertainment activities and other out of home services
    • Access to Social Support Groups and activities
Wellbeing
    • Emotional support
    • Counselling
    • Massage
    • Exercise

 

To find out if you are eligible for a Home Care Package you will need to contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422, alternatively you can speak to your GP who can refer you directly for an Aged Care Assessment. 

BCH offers a free support for the community to help navigate the aged care system. Call us on 1800 007 224 to arrange a time with a member of our staff. You can also email [email protected]