Home Care & Maintenance

Hume City Council's home and community support services provide a range of services to eligible residents who are frail older people, people with disabilities and carers.

 

 

Home Maintenance

Our Home Maintenance service is provided to maintain a safe and secure living environment for Hume residents. The service is unable to provide aesthetic work such as plastering, painting or general gardening.

Am I eligible?

Hume's home and community support services provide a range of services to eligible residents who are frail older people, people with disabilities and carers. For further information and to find out your eligibility contact our Aged and Disability Services Intake Officer on 9205 2839.

Home Maintenance Services include:

  • installation of smoke detectors and battery replacement
  • cleaning roof spouting
  • general repairs (e.g. tiles, floorboards, doors)
  • repairing or changing door locks
  • changing light globes and tap washers
  • pruning plants that overhang footpaths or block driveways ie. where it is a safety hazard (not general maintenance)

Installation of ramps and rails must have prior input from an Occupational Therapist and include referral and diagrams.

The home maintenance service is limited to those tasks that would usually be done by a resident or a semi-skilled tradesperson. No task that should be performed by a qualified tradesperson will be carried out.

Is there a fee?

There is a small cost associated with the service. Residents are also expected to pay for any materials purchased and provide a small contribution for the removal of rubbish.

The service is available Monday to Friday only.

Hume's home and community support services provides a range of services to eligible residents who are frail older people, people with disabilities and carers. For further information and to find out your eligibility contact our Aged and Disability Services Intake Officer on 9205 2839.

Home Care

Home care provides general housekeeping services to help maintain your living environment so that your safety and security are maintained.

Tasks may include:

  • vacuuming and mopping floors
  • cleaning bathrooms and toilets
  • laundry
  • shopping assistance and bill paying
  • making beds
  • meal preparation assistance.

This service operates Monday to Friday and does not operate on public holidays.

 


Updated : 4:35 PM, 27 July 2017

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