Central Highlands Coordinated Community Care provides a range of programs which include case management and brokerage funding for the purchase of services.
-- HACC funded Linkages Packages
The Linkages program manages the provision of care at home for people who are frail, aged or have disabilities and who, without this additional support, would be unable to remain at home with safety and confidence. Linkages provides case management and is able tp purchase a flexible range of services to meet people's individual requirements.
No ACAS assessment required.
-- Community Aged Care Packages (CACP)
Community Aged Care Packages are designed to provide low level care equivalent to that received in a hostel. They are planned and managed packages of community care services to help older people with complex care needs to remain living in their own homes.
The types of services may include: Bathing; laundry; meal preparation; dressing; transport; housework; temporary in-home respite; home maintenance; and social activities. The services are very flexible and can change as client needs change.
Aged Care Assessment required.
-- Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH) packages
Extended Aged Care at Home packages are designed to provide a high level of care equivalent to the care you would receive in a nursing home. Under an EACH package a number of services may be provided. These could include help with: nursing; preparing meals; bathing; dressing; transport; laundry; minor home modifications; and social activities.
Aged Care Assessment required.Any person can make a referral to Linkages. For some types of service, an assessment by the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) will also be required. A referral must include a signed consent of the person being referred. Referral forms can be obtained by ringing Central Highlands Coordinated Community Care Linkages on 03 5333 5566.
Central Highlands Coordinated Community Care Linkages is located at 102 Ascot St South, Ballarat.
While receiving services, people are expected to make a weekly contribution towards the cost of care. This is a negotiated fee related to income. No one will be excluded for financial reasons from receiving a service.
Central Highlands region, which includes municipalities of City of Ballarat, Hepburn Shire, Golden Plains Shire, & Moorabool Shire
9.00 am - 5.00 pm, Mon - Fri, for inquiries.
Postal Address: PO Box 199, Ballarat 3353