Yarra Ranges Council hands over services to VMCH and MiCare
MiCare and Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH) will take over Yarra Ranges Council’s aged care services starting next month.
The local government in Melbourne’s outer eastern and northeastern suburbs is one of many in Victoria pulling out of aged care due to the Federal Government’s upcoming Support at Home program.
Starting 1 July, Domestic Assistance, Individual Social Support, Personal Care and Respite Care services will be provided by MiCare and VMCH, while Property Maintenance and Home Modification services will be delivered by Uniting AgeWell.
“All are reputable organisations within the aged care sector and the local region. This is a great outcome for our current clients and ageing population, as these providers can offer a range of services from entry level to high level complex care as people’s needs change.
Current aged care clients will receive letters in the next few days detailing their new provider, and Council says it is working to ensure as smooth a transition as possible.