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 8 am to 8 pm Monday to Friday and 10 am to 2 pm on a Saturday.
If you have a hearing or speech impairment contact 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 (03) 5772 1888.
If you need information or assistance about these services, you can also contact Council on (03) 5772 0333.
Who pays for these services?
If you are over 65, these services are funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). If under 65 and living with a disability, your funding will be through the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services.
Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
Nexus and Menzies offer a range of services to our senior residents who require support to live at home and access the community safely and independently. Many services are part of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) which offers help for:
- adults who are 65 years of age and over (or 50 years and over for people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity)
- adults who are 50 years of age and over (or 45 years and over for people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity) and on a low income, homeless or at risk of homelessness.
All services are provided based on client needs, goals and capabilities and depend upon eligibility, available resources and priority of access.
There are subsidised fees for services provided that you will need to pay, these will be discussed with you before services commence.
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 or even overnight - and is available through Nexus Primary Health and Menzies Support Services.
We have skilled staff who can provide respite for carers of people with dementia.
Other services which offer respite for residents of Murrindindi Shire include:
- Carers respite and information services - 1800 059 059
- Villa Maria - (03) 5832 8430
- Carer Gateway -1800 422 737 (Press 1 for local gateway)