The Integrated Aged Care Program offers Home Care packages which include Community Aged Care Packages, Extended Aged Care at Home, Dementia Packages and the Transition Care Program (TCP).
These services are funded through the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and the State Department of Health (TCP). Eligibility for these services is determined by the Aged Care Assessment Services.
CACPs are low-level Home Care packages for older people, over 65 years, who are frail or have disabilities, and would be eligible for admission to hostel care but who wish to remain living at home with support.
EACHD packages are high-level Home Care packages designed to meet the needs of frail older people with dementia who experience behaviours of concern.
The TCP provides short-term support and management for older people after a stay in hospital. Participants are provided with a range of services including nursing, personal care, allied health, case management and medical support as part of an ongoing but slower recovery process while options for their longer term care arrangements are considered.
Hepburn Health Service provides up to fourteen community and residential places to people living in the Hepburn Shire. Residential TCP is provided at the Creswick Hospital and the Trentham Hostel.
For more information contact the Integrated Aged Care Program office on 5345 9141.
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New student accommodation at Daylesford Hospital was officially opened on 9 May 2013.
An Accessible Eating Guide is now available for Hepburn Shire. The guide provides information about how easy it is to access local eateries, including physical access, menus, toilet facilities, background noise and the level of lighting.
Members of the Trentham Senior Activity Group come together on Tuesdays to share current affairs, delectable morning teas and break bread together at luncheon.
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The local groups SWISH (Supporting Women in Strengthening Health) and SWAT (Supporting Women around Trentham) from Hepburn Health Service have won the 2013 Minister for Health Award for Outstanding Team Achievement for Rural Health Services in Victoria
Hepburn Health Service (HHS) has a long-standing reputation as a provider of high quality aged care, acute and community health services.
Hepburn Health Service's Staff Giving Program provides the opportunity for staff to make regular donations to an agreed cause. Recently, staff were delighted to present $7,120 to the Bairo Pite Clinic which is based in Dili, the capital of Timor Leste.