Did you know about our Aged and Disability Services

Published on 07 August 2017

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Murrindindi Shire Council delivers a wide range of services every year to seniors, and to people with a disability and their carers in the Shire.

There is an increasing percentage of people over 65 years of age in Murrindindi Shire. This percentage is higher than the Victorian average. Murrindindi Shire also has a higher regional average of community members with a disability. 

Our Aged and Disability Services has an important role in supporting these people to help them stay at home, stay independent and stay connected to their community.

The Aged and Disability Services Unit provides approximately 12,000 hours of domestic assistance for people in their homes. This includes vacuuming, mopping, washing and making beds.

Our team also provides approximately 7,000 hours of personal care annually to people in their homes including welfare checks and support to shower, dress, and meal preparation.

We provide more than 3,300 hours of respite care by supporting older people and people with disabilities, so their carers can take a break.

We provide more than 7,500 meals per year to our seniors through our Meals on Wheels Program and our weekly community meals in Alexandra, Eildon and Yea.   Council could not do this without the support of the more than 100 fantastic volunteers across the Shire who support the delivery of Council’s Meals on Wheels Program. 

Our Home Maintenance contractors provide more than 550 hours of home maintenance, supporting people to keep their homes safe and maintained.

We provide more than 10,000 hours of support annually to people attending our planned activity group programs including outings and centre based programs.   Again, wonderful volunteers across the Shire help us to deliver these important programs.

Over the last year, Council’s Home Support Assessors have provided:

  • 327 hours of service to Shire residents under 65  

  • 1,439 hours service to our residents over 65 years.

Home Support Assessors determine their eligibility to access services funded under the Home and Community Care program and the Commonwealth Home Support Programs and help them get access to services they need.

If you need to know more about the services Council provides for seniors and disabled community members, please contact our Coordinator Aged and Disability Services, Sue McLaurin on 5772 0333.