We offer services and support to help older people be active, and to stay independent and connected with the Darebin community.
'Aged care' is the name given to the services that support older people to stay independent and healthy as they age. This might be support with: personal care, cleaning, meals, transport, and more. 'Aged care' can also be residential care.
Changes to aged care and home support services
As of 1 July 2016 the Australian Government changed the way aged care works. Now all people in Australia over the age of 65 who need support will go through My Aged Care.
The Home and Community Care (HACC) program has been replaced by the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). This will not change the level of support for most older people.
The CHSP is for people over the age of 65 who need a little bit of extra help at home or in the community. It is the first level of support in the aged care system.
For more information about aged care in Australia, download our Ageing well in Darebin brochure
At Darebin, we support older people in their homes and the community through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). We also support people under the age of 65 who are not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
- A care plan that we will make with you to meet your needs.
- High quality services delivered by friendly staff.
Help with a range of tasks as part of your daily routine.
Help with tasks around your home and in your community.
Home Delivered Meals
Healthy and culturally appropriate meals brought to you at home.
Help with minor household repairs, safety and security maintenance.
Help with transport for shopping, and getting to social groups or other activities in Darebin. This is a pre-booked door to door service.
Respite to give carers a break from their caring role. This can be in the home or in the community.
Older people from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other cultural backgrounds
Our service welcomes people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We can arrange an interpreter or other cultural supports.
Our fees are updated every year. We will talk to you about this when we first come out to meet you in your home. To see our 2016 - 2017 service fees and charges click here
. For information on how service costs are worked out click here
. If you would like to see the full Policy, please call us on 8470 8828.
Get in touch with us
To learn more about our services or to talk to us about your needs, call 8470 8828.
You can call us yourself, or if you give consent a family member, friend, doctor, or health service can call us for you.
We welcome your feedback - good and bad. If you would like to give us feedback or make a complaint, download our Feedback and complaints form.
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Have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions