HACC

HACC

The aim of the Home and Community Care program (HACC) is to provide low levels of support for well and frail aged persons and younger persons with disability and their Carers, who require assistance with tasks of everyday living and who’s capacity for independent living is at risk.
 
HACC services are funded by both State and Commonwealth Governments and are subsidised by the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder, a referral from the Regional Assessment Service is required to access these services.
HACC services
Services available for HACC at the EGCC include:­
  • Domestic Assistance
  • Social  Support
  • Personal Care
  • Centre­based Day Care – Social Club
  • Get Out Club – Program for younger people with disabilities
  • Meal on Wheels
  • Meal Preparation
  • Transport
  • Carer Support
  • Counselling, Support, Information and Advocacy
  
All HACC services delivered by the EGCC are carried out by supporting the “Wellness  Philosophy”, which  recognises  an  individual’s abilities, promotes  independence, supports current skills, assists in regaining lost skills and supports community connections thereby encouraging independent living in the  community.
 
Meals on Wheels as part of the HACC service is also based at the centre, where meals are prepared in accordance with strict food  safety guidelines, chilled, packed  then delivered by a team of volunteers.
 
Meals for Meals on Wheels are prepared and delivered from Monday to Friday and consist of soup and a main meal.
Regional Assessment Service (RAS)
RAS will explore your eligibility for the WA HACC Program. RAS works in partnership with the Aged Care Assessment Team assessors and Allied Health Professionals to ensure people access the most appropriate level of support.
 
A RAS assessor will conduct the assessment, commence support planning and facilitate access to support within the WA HACC Program and the broader community care sector. Assessors work with the individual and, where appropriate, their carer to explore their goals, abilities, needs and support strategies.
 
A referral to RAS can be made by a family member, carer or health care professional. The Eastern Goldfields Community Centre can assist with this or the person can contact RAS themselves.
 
RAS can be contacted on 1300 785 415.