BDH Home and Community Care Services provide a range of activities for older members of our services and community. They engage people in meaningful group social activities which draw on personal strengths, build capacity, encourage independence and involve them in their community. The positive, supported environment provides social and respite opportunities for participants and their carers to prolong independent community living.
Creative Living – people interested in craft meet monthly to socialise and create a wide variety of things. A meal is provided.
Tuesday Day Group – for people who are frail and need extra assistance
Ladies and Laughs – says it all! Ladies group meeting weekly to pursue a wide range of activities
Talk and Tucker – Monthly get-together over a meal to enjoy each other’s company.
Film Club – Fortnightly on a Friday to enjoy a movie on the big screen.
Men on the Move – Activities enjoyed by older men and meet monthly
Home Chat – Regular visits to client’s home by activity workers, with the aim of reducing isolation for people who are unable to get out and about.
Broadband for Seniors Kiosk – Allows for free internet and computer access at our day centre.
BDH Home and Community Care Services provides a local transport service for shopping/paying bills. This service operates using the hospital car each Friday morning. The car is driven by a volunteer driver. The client specifies pick up times and is transported down the street and home by the volunteer driver.
A second local transport option is available for people who have no other means to get to the medical clinic for appointments. The transport can be arranged prior to the day and a volunteer driver to pick up the client and transport to clinic. Following the appointment the driver will be contacted to pick up client and transport home.
For Medical Appointments, Boort District Health provides a transport service, including car and driver, for specialist medical appointments in Kerang and Bendigo.
For further information or self-referral please contact Maree Stringer 5451 5200