Veterans' Home Care (VHC) is designed to help you continue living at home by providing a small amount of practical help, but is not designed to meet complex or high-level care needs. McLean Care® is a registered Veterans’ Home Care provider.
If you are a Gold or White Card holder living at home, and have been assessed as needing home care assistance by a VHC Assessment Agency, you may be eligible for support through VHC.
Some restrictions may apply to accessing the full range of VHC services, and the VHC Assessment Agency will advise you of your eligibility for an assessment.
Cleaning, ironing, shopping and bill-paying.
Help with bathing, showering, toileting, dressing, grooming, eating.
Safety-related minor home & garden maintenance:
Keeping your home safe and habitable, work may involve minor maintenance or repair work, but does not include major repairs. Garden tasks such as lawn mowing and pruning can only be undertaken if an environmental health or safety hazard exists. Routine, cosmetic or ornamental gardening services are not available under this service.
Respite Care gives a break to a carer by temporarily relieving them of their caring responsibilities, and is available in-home, at our residential facility, and for emergency short-term home relief. Respite care is available to the carer of a Gold or White Card holder, a Gold or White Card holder who is a carer, or a Gold or White Card holder who is a self-carer (for Residential Respite only).
Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) Social Assistance:
If you are a Gold Card holder and a CVC participant, you may be eligible for a one-off short term (generally up to 12 weeks) intensive Social Assistance service to support you to engage with community activities such as groups, local clubs and associations on an ongoing basis.
The Home Care Package Programme and Commonwealth Home Support Programme, provided by McLean Care, are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Although funding for these services has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.
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McLean Care® have been delivering home and community services in the Inverell and Tamworth communities since 2001. we are here to help you navigate the sometimes complex areas surrounding aged care services, and give you peace of mind and the confidence to make the decisions that are right for you.
Our passionate and caring team will be able to walk you through the entire process, giving you all of the information that you need, based on your unique circumstances.
McLean Care® is here to:
• Help you find out what care services are available.
• Assist you to register with My Aged Care – the government website you must register with to obtain subsidised care services.
• Find out about costs and help you choose your services.
• Provide high quality services that support your independence.
Our priority is to enable you to achieve your identified goals and maximise your independence and enhance your quality of life.
We’re here to help you every step of the way. From working out the right type of care you'll need, to guiding you through the aged care application process and working out what you can afford and what you can expect. Let’s get you started – give us a call – we’re great listeners!
Finding the right care and services is a step-by-step process. Choosing the right care can seem complicated and difficult to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together some practical advice to guide you through the aged care process so that you can start receiving the help you need sooner.
No-one likes to think of themselves as getting ‘old’, but honestly, the sooner you start thinking about your time beyond retirement, the more choices you’ll realise you have, and the more prepared you’ll feel. It’s all about planning ahead, and making decisions about how you want to live your life so you can stay in control of your future. So, there's no time like the present