Home and Community Care (HACC) services help older people and people with a disability to remain at home and prevent their inappropriate or premature admission to residential care.
Who can get a HACC service?
HACC services provide support to:
- frail older people
- younger people with a disability
- their carers
Some services are mostly for, or may give priority to, special needs groups who find it more difficult than most clients to access services. These groups include:
- people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- people with dementia
- financially disadvantaged people
- people living in remote or isolated areas
All Home Modification services are required to:
- Comply with the legislated licensing requirements contained in the Home Building Act and Regulations 1989;
- Obtain an Occupational Therapist assessment before any Home Modifications work is approved and provided; and
- Access technical advice through the Home Modification and Maintenance State Council.