Home Care Packages information session

June 02, 2018

Keryn Fox is chief executive officer of Intereach in Deniliquin.

New Home Care Packages for older people were a feature of the recent Federal Budget, however many local people are now wondering how they work and if they’ll be the right choice for them or an older family member.

Local provider Intereach is available to answer your questions and is hosting a free informal Home Care Package information session.

The session aims to answer questions and provide an understanding of how the packages work, the costs involved and how to start.

It will be held at the Intereach Deniliquin Neighbourhood Centre, Napier St, at 2pm on Friday, June 8, and afternoon tea will be provided.

Home Care Packages provide older people with a range of services designed to keep them living independently in their own homes for as long as possible.

These services include domestic assistance, personal care, home maintenance, transport, social support, equipment, therapy and exercise, medication assistance and meals.

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said it’s important that people are able to access face-to-face support and information in their local community.

‘‘We often find people are looking for information on behalf of an older relative, and frequently they have never had to navigate the aged care system.

‘‘It really helps to have someone local to talk you through the process and what options are available.

‘‘While it gets a bit harder to manage some of those day to day activities, it doesn’t have to result in losing your independence as you get older.

‘‘A Home Care Package is a great option that may help.’’

Intereach is a locally based provider of Home Care Packages and employs local staff.

The organisation has been offering information and support for people in the local area for 45 years.

It you want to know more, contact the Intereach Community Support team at Deniliquin on 58905200.

Intereach is a not-for-profit community-based provider of services to regional, rural and remote communities throughout Northern Victoria and the Riverina Murray region of NSW.

Staff work alongside children, families, older people, carers and people with a disability by providing information and support, delivering a range of services or linking people with another service that can better meet their needs.

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