Aged Care Services (ACS)

Finding yourself, or a loved one, needing more help at home can be really hard, and sometimes distressing. Our ACS team can work alongside you, and your family, to ensure that you are able to stay in your own home for as long as possible, maintaining dignity and independence.

There are many levels of support that we can offer which include government supported Home Care Packages (HCP) and the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).

We Support Our Clients Through

Domestic Assistance

Helping you in the home with cleaning and laundry

Transport and Social Support

Helping you to get about in the community, attend appointments, social activities and go shopping

Home Support

Helping you to stay at home with medication prompts and monitoring, assistance with personal hygiene and meal preparation

Allied Health and Nursing

Helping you with your mobility and daily living (health assessments)

Centre Based Activities

Helping you maintain your social life with different groups, outings and activities

Need help? Assistance with Accessing My Aged Care

Navigating your way through the maze that is aged care can be very daunting, but we are here to help you make sense of it all. We know that you would like to be able to choose how your Home Care Package will look, and we can help to make this happen.

Our Aged Care Services team will tailor your services to meet your individual needs. We provide holistic and personalised support and assistance to help you to remain living in your own home, maximising your independence and choice. We would like to help you to stay in your home for as long as you are able. We can take you shopping, out for coffee, take your dog for a walk, whatever you need.
As your needs change, we can adapt our services to accommodate them and to help you continue to live your life as you choose. We appreciate that this can be daunting so let us help you through the decision making process.

If you are a person 50 years or older who is homeless, or at risk of homelessness, then the Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged Program (ACHA) can assist you to find the right accommodation for your needs, Including:

• Assisting you to find housing through the private market.
• Assisting you to apply for affordable social housing.
• Asssisting you if you are at risk of losing your present accommodation due to tenancy issues.
• Supporting you to find a Residential Aged Care facility.

Referral Pathway
You can be referred to the ACHA program through My Aged Care, Self, GP, other support networks and hospitals.

Support Includes
• Assisting you to find housing through the private market.
• Assisting you to apply for affordable social housing.
• Assisting you if you are at risk of losing your present accommodation due to tenancy issues.
• Supporting you to find a Residential Aged Care facility.
• Brief intervention Case management
• Investigating alternative housing options
• Advocacy
• Liaison and referral to health, community care, welfare and social supports
• Assistance to maintain or build support networks

  • Locating Appropriate Properties

  • Providing Transport to View Properties

  • Help to Understand Tenancy

  • Assistance with Paperwork

  • Assistance with Arrangements to Relocate

  • De-clutter Service and Support

  • Locating Residential Aged Care facilities

Footprints Home Care Packages are tailored to meet your individual needs, maximising your
independence and choice. We provide holistic and personalised support and assistance to help
you to remain living in your own home and avoid premature entry into residential care. We
offer a comprehensive variety of services to help you with your day-to-day activities.
To receive a Home Care Package you need to be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team
(ACAT) who will determine the package level to suit your care needs. Footprints will be happy to
assist you with this process.
Focusing on health and wellbeing, we provide experienced Case Management, Care
Coordination, Advocacy, Allied Health and Nursing and friendly reliable support staff. Your
package can be designed with you to help you access social opportunities and keep you linked
into the community. Together, we can develop a plan of support, which is consistent, reliable
and exible.

  • Cleaning Services

  • Assistance with Shopping and Medical Appointments

  • Gardening and Maintenance

  • Nursing Services

  • Allied Health Support

  • Self Care and Assistance with Medication

  • Transport Services

  • Assistance to Prepare Meals

  • In Home Respite

  • Social and Recreational Support

  • Provision of Home Cooked Meals

If you notice that you need a bit of extra help at home, then Footprints can help! To access our services you, contact Footprints and we can guide you through the My Aged Care process. Alternatively call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422, for an assessment and to be allocated an Aged Care number. Our services are subsidised by the Australian Government.

Eligibility
• You must be 65 years or older, or 50 years or older and identify as an Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander person
• Still living in your home
• In need of help to allow you to continue to live independently

  • Cleaning Services

  • Assistance with Shopping and Medical Appointments

  • Social and Recreational Support

  • Nursing Services

  • Allied Health Support including Social Work

  • Self Care and Assistance with Medication

  • Transport Services

  • Assistance to Prepare Meals and / or Provision of Home Cooked Meals

  • In Home Respite

  • Support for Carers

Our programs are designed to develop, maintain and support social interaction, independent living, health and well-being. Providing people with the opportunity to develop friendships, make social connections and community participation. Some examples of activities at our centre include games, quizzes, exercise programs,themed events, Ekka, Melbourne Cup, talks and visits from health professionals and community organisations.

These groups can be funded through Commonwealth Housing Support Program (CHSP) and Home Care Packages (HCP).

Allied Health
Footprints offers a range of allied health services including a monthly podiatry service (appointments required) at the Light Street Centre. We also offer in home and centre based diversional therapy.

  • Art

  • Connect2Health

  • Dementia Group

  • Outings

  • Music Mayhem

  • Man Made Collective

  • Friday Fantastics

The CVS is a government initiative that supports volunteers to provide social visits to older people. The CVS is a free service available for people whom:

• Receive government-funded residential aged care or Home Care Packages

• Do not have regular and reasonable, frequent and positive contact with friends or relatives.

• Are socially isolated

• Have frailty, mobility or communication issues that may prevent them from participating in social activities

A volunteer visitor will visit for a minimum of 1 hour per fortnight to provide direct social support to a participant.

Underpinned by person-centred values, the FDS team creates a personalised action plan with the individual through a holistic approach, addressing needs and concerns relating to hoarding, as well as other psycho-social issues people may be facing. FDS is fee-for-service, and also available through Home Care Packages/NDIS Packages.

FDS provides a psycho-social response to support the client’s needs and goals, aiming to improve their overall quality of life. FDS aims to increase individual skills and knowledge to improve independence and capacity to address both the causes and symptoms of hoarding behaviours.

FDS can also arrange for In-Home Support Workers to work one-on-one with individuals to directly assist with decluttering and organising.

For further inquiries please contact our FDS Team.

  • Coordinate and link with appropriate services and programs with the intention to support clients sustain their tenancy and increase overall functioning.

  • Empower individuals to take control of their recovery and hoarding behaviours

  • Increase and encourage active participation within the community

Thank you for the opportunity. I appreciate the professionalism, formal interview process and training. It has been a very supportive, friendly and rewarding experience. I was telling my Mum recently I wake up happier and more motivated coming to Footprints than when I was going to my paid job.

Footprints Volunteer