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16 MOORABOOL MATTERS - COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2012
HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE
GROWTH FUNDING GRANTED
Home and Community Care (HACC) Services in Moorabool
Shire have been enhanced by a grant of more than $73,000
from the Federal Government.
Part of the grant will be used to the upgrade the 'HACCpac'
system, designed for managing community based Aged Care
and Home Care services. It is vital for efficient record client
information, rostering, time sheets, debtor files, care plans,
goal setting and client notes.
It will also be improved by providing 'Living at Home Assessment'
staff ability to record more details for each client including care
plans, goal setting from both clients and families and carers. It will
provide Community Support staff access to current care plans for
each client, task plans, goals and safety checks.
In the past, the funding has been utilised for a car for HACC
assessments, upgrades to the kitchens at the Bacchus Marsh,
Ballan & Quamby Senior Citizens, a Community Bus for Ballan
and renovations to the Quamby rooms.
Assessment is a process of relationship building which occurs
over time as a person's needs change, become more evident
or they become more receptive to intervention.
The Funding will assist the HACC unit to deliver a more
comprehensive service: fund the Living at Home Assessment
staff to visit clients more than once and for as long as
needed: to develop their individualised care plans: and
review clients when necessary. It will also enable the service
to fund programs that will enhance a client's capabilities
and restorative approaches so the client remains at home,
independently and safe.
PLANNED ACTIVITY GROUP
The Moorabool Shire Day Program is a planned activity group
funded by the Home and Community Care program and
delivered by Moorabool Shire staff.
The Day Program offers residents of Moorabool Shire who
are frail and aged or who have a disability, the opportunity to
remain active and connected to the community.
Each year, along with Moorabool Shire Day Program, planned
activity groups from Melton Shire, Golden Plains Shire,
Hepburn Shire and Ballarat City meet in one of the Shires
for a social day that includes lunch and an afternoon of active
Moorabool Shire hosted the event this year for 60 people
in July at the Public Hall in Bacchus Marsh, which saw an
enjoyable and successful day conclude with a presentation to
Melton Shire as the winners of the games on the day.
For information on social support programs for people who
are frail, aged, disabled and their carers, or for opportunities
to volunteer on these programs, contact John Speed, Day
Programs Coordinator, at Council on 5366 7100.
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