Committing to the future of our ageing community
Published on 09 March 2023
Our senior residents are some of Hume’s most important.
Many of these incredible older folk have grown up in Hume, lived here for decades, or are new arrivals that bring some amazing tales from their places of origin.
That’s why on Monday 27 February, we reaffirmed our commitment to the future of aged care and will continue as a service provider of Commonwealth funded aged care services.
Despite the changing aged services landscape, we have continued to operate and deliver high quality programs and services in a dynamic aged services environment.
This decision demonstrates Council's commitment to our ageing community and will provide certainty to those accessing these services now and into the future.
These services encompass a variety of things that seek to support the participation, independence, and quality of life of older residents, including:
This growing cohort are also those most likely to need services to help them to stay independent and remain living at home, which is where we come in.
In 2023-2024, Council is planning for the combined delivery of in excess of 100,000 hours of services and 20,000 meals under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) for up to 5,000 residents and their carers over the year.
Demand for Council’s Home Care Package (HCP) program continues to grow rapidly, with the program currently supporting 50 per cent more clients than initially projected.
Getting older happens, but together we will continue to ensure that some of our most treasured residents don’t have to give up doing what they love.
Learn more about what we are doing to help Older People in Hume