Home and personal care services
Aged and Disability services in Murrindindi Shire transitioned to Nexus Primary Health and Menzies Support Services on 1 January 2020.
Who are these services for?
If you notice you need a bit of extra help to stay active, independent and living at home, then our care services might be right for you.
How do I find out if I can get these services?
If you are over 65 contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 anytime from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm on a Saturday.
If you have a hearing or speech impairment the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask for 1800 200 422.
More information is available on www.myagedcare.gov.au.
If you are under 65 and living with a disability contact Nexus Primary Health (for services in the west of the Shire) on 1300 773 352 or Menzies Support Services (for services in the east of the Shire) on 5772 1888.
If you need information or assistance about these services you can also contact Council's Access and Inclusion Officer on (03) 5772 0333.
Who pays for these services?
If you are over 65 these services are funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, if under 65 and living with a disability your funding will be through the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services.
Either way you will also pay an affordable fee for the services you choose.
Respite from caring responsibilities
Providing you with time for yourself, either at home or to go out, can help you manage the demanding role of being a carer for an aged or disabled person.
Respite can be arranged to suit your needs – regularly, occasionally, even overnight.
We have skilled staff who can provide respite for carers of people with dementia.
Other services which offer respite for residents of Murrindindi include:
- Goulburn Valley Family Care - (03) 5735 4600
- Villa Maria - (03) 5832 8430
- Carers respite and information services - 1800 059 059