Aged Care

At Mallacoota District Health and Support Service we pride ourselves on having over 30 years of local knowledge since our establishment in the Mallacoota District. Mallacoota, Genoa, Wangarabell, Weeragua, Maramingo Creek, Wallagaraugh, Gipsy Point and Wroxham and beyond, are places where you can enjoy the comforts of home while having access to care as you need it.

The personalised care and lifestyle services we offer are tailored to your assessed care needs.

Mallacoota District Health & Support Support Service can help you live independently in your own home and community for as long as possible.

Our many Home Care products and services available, range from assistance with:

  1. Daily chores
  2. Personal care
  3. Providing meals,
  4. Transport assistance
  5. Medical specialists
  6. Respite care for you or your carer
  7. Home modifications
  8. Social support
  9. Government subsidised in-home support or choose to use a private self-funded option (pending eligibility)

Getting older shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the lifestyle you want. MDHSS provides a range of in-home aged care services which are tailored to you and your preferences.

Woman consulting senior people
Recalling old times

Home Care Packages support your ability to remain independent and live in your own home as long as possible. Home Care Packages are funded by the government and offer a wide range of services so you can choose what suits your individual needs.

MDHSS Home Care Services are flexible and enable choice and control to support you and your unique needs.

This service enables the needs of carers in the Mallacoota and district community to be met, without the person being cared for having to leave the community. The aim of the program is to contribute to the support and maintenance of caring relationships between carers and their dependent family members or friends. MDHSS facilitates access by carers to information, respite and other support, or assistance appropriate to their individual needs and circumstances, and those of the people for whom they care.
If you have higher care needs and are considering accessing Home Care, MDHSS will assist you in contacting My Aged Care for further assistance with the care type you are eligible for.

Clients receiving a Home Care Package have complex care needs over and above the mainstream Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) Services.

You are welcome to have someone else perhaps a friend, MDHSS Community Nurse, family member or your care attend your assessment for extra support.


Flexible Respite at home and Centre-based Respite

 In addition MDHSS provides respite services for carers of:

  • People with dementia
  • People with dementia and challenging behaviour
  • Frail older Australians (65 years and over, or 50 years and over for Indigenous Australians)
  • Younger people (under 65) with moderate, severe or profound disabilities who are living at home
  • People with a terminal illness

To keep enjoying the lifestyle you want. MDHSS provides a range of in-home Aged Care Services which are tailored personally to you and your needs.

Providing care for elderly
Male doctor with stethoscope in nursing home

MDHSS is there to support and help you when you need it most.

3d rendering modern minimal wood living room and bedroom in apartment
3d rendering modern minimal wood living room and bedroom in apartment

At MDHSS we manage Independent Units. The units, one-bedroom and one two-bedroom, are located within MDHSS grounds, and easy walking distance to the Healthcare and Wellbeing facilities, as well as the local Medical Doctors. Access to on-site support services and activities is available. Off site activities are available through MDHSS Client Transport System

The units offer a flexible and comfortable lifestyle for people who wish to live without the difficulties associated with maintaining a home. Residents who live in the units are fully independent and responsible for their own cooking and cleaning. They are welcome to enjoy the activities and programs offered through MDHSS, such as: the regular lunches, craft activities, gentle exercise classes and bus trips interstate. Residents enjoy friendship, independence, security and quality of life in comfortable surrounds.

MDHSS Units feature the following:

  • Security of tenure
  • Delightful garden setting
  • Realistic entry contributions
  • Low weekly rental charge
  • Heating and air-conditioning
  • Parking area
  • Verandah at the rear of each unit
  • Surrounding tranquility of nature and water