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Active Service Approach
The Active Service Model (ASM) is a quality improvement
initiative based on the premise that HACC services should,
wherever possible, assist clients to improve their capacity
and enable them to live independently at home for as long
as possible. Assessment approaches that build on client
and carer strengths and abilities, with a focus on improving
their quality of life, social participation and functional
capacity are fundamental to the implementation of the ASM
Service Specific Assessment
The framework is built on the principles that
assessment should be client centred, carer focussed
and should promote independence. Partnership
approaches reduce duplication and ensure the process
is coordinated around client need. Care planning
is individualised and goal oriented so that resources are
Living At Home Assessment
A Living at Home Assessment is a broad assessment of
need, not limited to a need for the service that the assessing
organisation provides or to HACC funded services.
A Living at Home Assessment includes service-specific
assessment(s) for service provided by the assessing
organisation, risk management and an occupational health
and safety assessment (OHS).
Well For Life Programs
A Fairer Victoria 2001 emphasised early intervention and
prevention in all services for older people, helping them to
stay involved in everyday activities to rebuild or maintain
their confidence and stay active and healthy.
Well for Life has successfully supported the capacity of
Planned Activity Groups to encourage improved physical
activity and nutrition with participants. There is alignment
between the objective and principles of Well for Life and the
proposed quality enhancement in Home and Community
Care (HACC) service delivery known as the Active Service
• Improving nutrition and physical activity
• No Falls
• Foot Care
• Chronic Health
Respite is when someone else provides care
to the person you support so you can have a break. One
off breaks and regular breaks can help you feel healthier
mentally and physically. They give you time to re-energise
and enjoy other activities and relationships in your life.
Taking regular breaks can help you provide ongoing care.
It also gives the person you support the opportunity to have
a break too.
Home based; this enables the carer to leave the house.
Out of Home; this allows the client to leave the house and
the carer can remain at home.
Supported Access broadly describes the assistance provided
to clients that have difficulty accessing the service system.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, CALD, dementia,
homeless or at risk of homelessness, rural and remote
and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex clients
may require support through the initial access, assessment
and service implementation processes Moorabool Home
and Community Care will assist for mainstream service
provision. If a client requires an interpreter service we will
be able to assist and access an interpreter.
What can you expect in an assessment process?
• A strength based assessment;
• Goal-directed care planning;
• Better and more timely access to allied health services;
• Enhancing or rebuilding client capacity in undertaking
the activities of daily living;
• Maximising the strengths of the staff/client
• Timely provision of aids and equipment;
• Client participation in health-promoting activities; and
• Strengthening social support, for example by:
reconnecting the person with interests and activities
outside the home that may have become difficult to
maintain due to chronic illness, low morale or disability.
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