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Support and Services for Seniors

Seniors care
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My Aged Care is an Australian Government website and phone line to help you find out what aged care services may be available to help you.

You may be eligible to receive services such as:

Help at home

  • personal care like help getting dressed
  • transport
  • modifications to your home like hand rails or ramps
  • nursing, physiotherapy and other care
  • meals
  • household jobs like cleaning or gardening
  • equipment like walking frames
  • social activities.

Short-term help

  • when you have had a setback and want to get your independence back
  • recovery from an accident or illness, including after a hospital stay
  • when you or your carer needs a break (respite care).

Care in an aged care home

If you find you need ongoing help with day-to-day tasks or health care, a residential aged care home lets you live in a supported environment where help is available 24 hours a day.

How can I find out more? Visit https://www.myagedcare.gov.au or Phone: My Aged Care on 1800 200 422

Services for seniors available in the Port Macquarie-Hastings region

Alzheimer's Australia NSW

Dementia & Community Memory Centre, includes a new dementia friendly garden. Provides information, education and support for carers and people living with memory loss.

121 Bridge Street Port Macquarie, NSW 2444

Phone:  (02) 6584 7444 or 1300 791 751

www.fightdementia.org.au/

National Dementia Helpline - 1800 100 500

Hastings / Macleay Community Transport

Provides accessible transport services to eligible seniors, younger people with disabilities and their carers living in the Hastings and Macleay council areas.

Project/volunteer cars & mini buses are available for hospital and medical appointments, shopping, library and social and recreational outings. All new clients over age 65 and over 50 if Aboriginal, must be registered with My Aged Care
Call us and we will explain the process in becoming a client via My Aged Care.

Phone: (02) 6583 8644 or email transport@hmct.org.au

http://www.hmct.org.au/

Hastings Valley Community Options Projects (HVCOPS)

We aim to assist frail aged people, people with a disability and/or their carers who require case management of 2 or more services.

Phone: (02) 6588 2840 for more information.

Hastings Valley Neighbourhood Aid

Services include social support for shopping, errands, appointments and outings. Home and hospital visits, Tai Chi for arthritis, easy care gardening and small group social outings, information and referral.

Phone (02) 6584 5295 or email: hvna@manningsupportservices.org.au

Home Nursing Group

The Home Nursing Group aims to assist people to stay in their homes and remain independent for as long as possible. They provide many services including Domestic Assistance, Personal care, Social Support and Respite. The Home Nursing Group cover the Port Macquarie, Laurieton, Lake Cathie, Wauchope, Kempsey and surrounding areas.

Phone: 1300 698 693 for more information.

Mayo Home Nursing Service

Mayo Home Nursing was established in 1997 and is regarded as a leading provider of Community Nursing and Home care services on the Mid North Coast, Hastings Valley, Macleay Valley, Manning Valley, The Great Lakes, Gloucester and the surrounding area’s. We have offices in Taree and Port Macquarie with qualified staff caring for our clients 24 hours a day/ 7 days per week.

 

SERVICES

  • Personal Care – Activities of daily living, showering, dressing, bowel care, application non prescription cream, medication prompting.
  • Domestic Assistance – Everyday household activities eg cleaning bathroom, dusting, vacuuming, laundry.
  • Meals – Meal preparation in the clients home, bulk cooking and freezing meals.
  • Social Support – Social activities and assistance with everyday tasks. Shopping, banking, paying bills, and socialization.
  • In Home Respite Care – A service to provide support to the carer and relieve them from their caring role which allows them to pursue other activities or interests.
  • Nursing and Allied Health Support – Assessments, wound care, medication administration, monitoring of vital signs, Palliative Care.
  • Case Management / Coordinator of Supports – This can be provided at your request. We can provide you with information about services and resources and make referrals on your behalf.

Phone: 1800 029 744 for more information.

http://www.healthecare.com.au/

Omnicare Alliance

Omnicare Alliance is the result of an amicable merger between four long-standing, local not-for-profit organisations: Hastings District Respite Care, Meals on Wheels Mid North Coast, Parklands Cottage and Hastings Home Modifications You now get easier access to a range of services through just one point of contact, rather than having to deal with multiple providers. As we roll out our full range of services, they'll cover communities in Port Macquarie, Wauchope, Camden Haven, Kempsey, Sawtell, Taree and the Great Lakes.

Phone: 1300 336 488 for more information.

http://omnicare.org.au/

Social Seniors and Friends

Centre based activity program including games, craft, sing-a-longs and indoor bowls.

This program is delivered by the Mid North Coast Local Health District.

  • Camden Haven Community Health Centre

    66 Norman Street, Laurieton

    9am to 2pm Tuesday and Thursday

    Phone 6559 9003 or 0400 088 761 for more information.

  • Port Macquarie Program

    Seventh Day Adventist Church

    500 Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie

    9am to 2pm Monday and Wednesday

    Phone mobile 0400 088 761 for more information.

Wesley Mission Social Support

Need some extra support to continue getting the most out of life? Like to get involved in a new activity? We’re here to help.

We support older people to maintain an active social life by having someone visit them at home or in a supported residential service, or through community outings. The programs are also available to adults with disability.

Will help you make new friends, meet people from your local area, join a group, or go on a short trip. To find out more about this service visit  www.wesleymission.org.au or telephone 6539 6213.

Translating & Interpreting Services (TIS)

Phone: 131 450

This page was last updated on: 10 October 2017