Home & Community Care (HACC)

What is HACC?

HACC stands for Home and Community Care, a program that provides a range of services to persons ranging from people with a disability and their carers to frail elderly people.

The HACC program is designed to support people aged over 65 years and people with a disability and their carers, who wish to continue living at home and need support managing daily tasks. The service enables people to remain independent for as long as possible and practical.

Services include:

  • Domestic Support
  • Home Maintenance
  • Delivered and Community Meals
  • Personal Care
  • Community Car/Taxi (within the Edenhope & Kaniva town boundaries only)

The above services are provided by the West Wimmera Shire.

Who is eligible for HACC services?

Eligibility is based on the risk of premature or inappropriate admission to long-term residential care. Eligibility does not depend on age or income. However not all those eligible are able to receive an immediate service. HACC providers use priority of access guidelines to manage demand for services.

How much will it cost me?

The Australian Government pays for the bulk of aged care in Australia. But as with all aged care services, its expected you'll contribute to the cost of your care if you can afford to do so. You will never be denied a service you need because you can't pay.

Living At Home Assessment Brochure

It's About You Brochure

For further information on the Community Car/Taxi click here.

All HACC Services provided by the West Wimmera Shire are undertaken using the Active Service Model of Care.

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