Community Care

Community Care is delivered in your home through Aged Care Packages or the Commonwealth Home Support Program. This is for people living largely independently at home but needing assistance with some activities—maybe house-keeping, shopping or transport. You are supported in your home, whether that’s the house you have always lived in or whether that’s in a UPA or other retirement village.
 
We also provide Meals on Wheels in Albury and the Henty area.

Home Care Packages

A Home Care Package provides older Australians with a comprehensive care service to enable them to stay living independently in their own homes.

Consumer Directed Care is a new way of providing care into the home. This Package gives you more control and choice about the types of care and services you can receive, how the care is delivered and who delivers it to you.

The Australian Government pays for most of your Package if you are a part-pensioner or self-funded retiree – you are asked to complete a Centrelink income assessment to determine if any fees are to be paid. Full pensioners are not required to contribute.

You will be provided with a personalised budget so you can see how much Federal Government funding you have and how your money is being spent.

Examples of services available;

  • Personal Care
  • Domestic Assistance
  • Shopping
  • Transport to appointments
  • Outings
  • Case Management
  • Equipment and Aids
  • Linking to other services such as podiatry, physiotherapy & advocacy
  • Basic gardening services
  • In home respite
  • Nursing Services (Level 3 & 4)
  • Spring Cleaning packages
  • Meal preparation
  • Social support

Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)

The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) provides an affordable, basic care service to older Australians, to assist them to remain living independently at home. These services are usually single service, and can be short term or episodic care.  UPA Riverina Murray Aged Care Services are able to provide the following services to people in the Albury and Greater Hume Shire areas:

  • Domestic Assistance; cleaning, laundry, unaccompanied shopping.
  • Personal Care: showering, dressing
  • Social Support: taking clients to their community activities, eg, shopping, banking, appointments
  • Transport: transport to and from appointments

For more information please contact community@upamurray.org.au or phone:  (02) 6025 1776.

Meals on Wheels Henty

Henty Meals on Wheels is funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).  The aim of our service is to enable people who are frail and aged or disabled to continue to live comfortably in their own home without the worry of preparing meals.  The service is available for short term needs or on a long term basis.

Meals are provided Monday to Friday and Public Holidays.  There are several meal options available.  Hot meals are delivered daily to the Henty township and frozen meals are delivered weekly to outlying and isolated areas.

Specialist dietary requirements can be catered for. For more information contact: Henty Meals on Wheels Coordinator, Community Centre Ivor Street, Henty 2658 NSW or phone: (02) 6929 3244.