Eligibility And Assessment

In Victoria this program has been providing support to residents for many years with financial assistance from the State and Commonwealth Governments.

The Home and Community Care Program (HACC) guidelines were established by the Home and Community Care Act 1985, and the program is monitored by the Department of Human Services Victoria.

The HACC Program is designed to provide a wide range of support to assist people who are frail, aged and have a moderate to severe disability, to stay in their homes for as long as possible, thereby preventing risk of premature entry to residential care.

Ararat Rural City Council receives funding for the Home and Community Care Program (HACC) to provide:

  • Assessment and Care Co-ordination
  • Domestic Assistance
  • Personal Care
  • Respite Care
  • Property Maintenance
  • Delivered Meals

Other funded programs provided by the Ararat Rural City Council include:

  • Ararat Senior Citizens Centre

The Ararat Rural City Council may provide support to other agencies and their programs to ensure you receive coordinated care.

Ararat Rural City Council staff may at times also provide workers for Post Acute Care, Hospital to Home, Aged Care Packages and Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA).