Aged & Disabled Services

These services have been affected by COVID-19 protocols and regulations.

The following services are available to our senior community members. These services are provided by Murrumbidgee Council for Coleambally and Darlington Point residents and by Berrigan & District Home & Community Support Services for Jerilderie residents.


Contact details

Jerilderie Coleambally and Darlington Point

Berrigan & District Home & Community Support Services
Dawe Avenue 
Finley  NSW  2713

PO Box 403
Finley  NSW  2713

Murrumbidgee Council

PO Box 96 

Jerilderie NSW 2716

Community Care Manager on 03 5883 2044

Community Services: 1300 676 243

 


Social Support

Jerilderie 

Offering a range of practical support such as visiting, shopping and other related activities.

Who can benefit from this service?

Providing support to older people and their carers to live independently at home and be part of the community.

You may be eligible to receive assistance from the Home Support service if you are:

  • An older person aged 65 or over and having difficulties managing in your own home (or over 55 if you are an Aboriginal person).
  • A carer providing help to an older person aged 65 or over.

Cost

The Home Support Service has been made possible through funding provided by the Australian Government under the Commonwealth HSP and auspice by the Berrigan & District Aged Care Association. All clients are asked to pay a contribution for each service.


Home Modifications and Maintenance

Darlington Point and Coleambally

Contact: Cindy Eldridge, Coordinator, Murrumbidgee Council on (02) 6960 5500

Who can benefit from this service?

Persons living in the community who, in the absence of basic maintenance and support services, are at risk of premature or inappropriate long term residential care, including:

  • Older and frail people
  • Younger people with a disability
  • Carers of these people

What does this service provide?

Level One - up to $7,500 in total value

  • Grab rails, and hand-held showers
  • Ramps, access rails, widening/lengthening of steps
  • Replace bath with shower recess, remove shower hob
  • Relocate toilet, hand basin
  • Adjust hot water temperature
  • Make cords and rugs safe for walking
  • Raise chair and bed height
  • Plumbing repairs - taps, cisterns, leaks and blockages
  • Carpentry repairs - windows, doors, floors
  • General home maintenance - gutters, fences, gates, paths and rubbish
  • Roofing repairs - tiles, iron and flashings repair
  • Minor electrical repairs - repair/replace power points, install sensor lights, fuses and stove elements
  • Lawn maintenance and yard clean-up

What does this service cost?

The client is asked to contribute towards the cost of the service. All costs are assessed individually.


Jerilderie Community

Contact: Community Care Manager on 03 5883 2044, Berrigan & District Home & Community Support Services

Who can benefit from this service?

The Berrigan & District Home & Community Support Services provide support to older people and their carers to live independently at home and be part of the community.

You may be eligible to receive assistance from the Home Support service if you are:

  • An older person aged 65 or over and having difficulties managing in your own home (or over 55 if you are an Aboriginal person).
  • A carer providing help to an older person aged 65 or over.
It is advisable to be registered with My Aged Care. Please call 1800 200 422 to arrange this. There is a waiting list but please leave your details so we can get back to you when available.
 

What does this service offer?

Home Maintenance

  • Clean gutters, down pipes
  • Clean ceiling fans
  • Clean windows and fly screens
  • Exterior house cleaning
  • Minor air conditioner maintenance
  • Install smoke detectors and replace batteries
  • Change light globes
  • Removal of rubbish

Repairs

  • Repair leaking taps
  • Fix door handles and catches
  • Repair broken ramps, steps and rails
  • Minor gate repairs
  • Fix window security latches and locks
  • Clear blocked sinks

Garden Maintenance

  • Cut low tree branches where obstructing entrances or pathways
  • Clean cement paths and steps if hazardous
  • Mow lawns to ensure safe access to the home

Other Minor Home Modifications

  • Remove glass shower doors and fit curtain rails
  • Fit hand held showers
  • Raise chair and beds
  • Install battery operated door bells
  • Install weather strips
  • Install grab rails
  • Install safety hinges
  • Alter steps
  • Make and install ramps and rails according to occupational therapist recommendations
  • Install personal alarm
  • Any other home and property maintenance or modifications tasks that are recommended by an occupational therapist or;
  • Any other home and property maintenance that meets CHSP criteria

What does this service cost?

The Home Support Service has been made possible through funding provided by the Australian Government under the Commonwealth HSP and auspice by the Berrigan & District Aged Care Association.

All clients are asked to pay a contribution for each service.


Domestic Assistance
 

Jerilderie Community
Clients must be registered with my Aged Care. Call Berrigan & District Aged Care Association if you do not understand the process as they are happy to advise what is required.


Meals On Wheels

Darlington Point and Coleambally 

Meals on Wheels Services are available in both Darlington Point and Coleambally. Deliveries occur from Monday to Friday.

If you require this service or need further information please contact the Meals on Wheels Coordinators:

  • Darlington Point Coordinator - Cindy Eldridge, Ph: (02) 6960 5500
  • Coleambally Coordinator - Kerri Weymouth, Ph: 0427 600 971

Jerilderie 

A locally prepared meal service to your home or frozen meal service is available every Wednesday. Call the office before Tuesday to book - provided by Berrigan & District Home & Community Support Services

Cost

The Home Support Service has been made possible through funding provided by the Australian Government under the Commonwealth HSP and auspice by the Berrigan & District Aged Care Association. Prices as at June 2021: $8.50 for main, $5.00 for petite and $3.50 for desserts.


Respite Day Care

Council operates Respite Day Care Services in both Darlington Point and Coleambally.

A respite day is held from 10.30 am - 2.30 pm each Wednesday in Coleambally at the Community Hub.

A respite day is also held in Darlington Point in Darlington Point, however this is currently unavailable. It is usually in the Function Room at the Darlington Point Club, which is on the corner of Kidman Way and DeMamiel Street, Darlington Point with morning tea and activities.

For further information regarding this service you can contact:

  • Coleambally Coordinator Kerri Weymouth on 0427 600 971
  • Darlington Point Coordinator Cindy Eldridge on (02) 6968 4221 


Disability Advocacy Network

The Disability Advocacy Network Inc (DAN) is an advocacy service which aims to promote, protect and defend the rights of people with disabilities, their families and carers. DAN helps people with any type of disability, their families and carers in the Riverina and Murray, South West Slopes, Southern Tablelands and Central Murrumbidgee regions.

Find out more: DAN-brochure.pdf


Staying Healthy and Active

The Health Promotion Team in the Southern NSW and Murrumbidgee Local Health Networks trains and provides support to community volunteers to run Tai Chi for Arthritis and Community Exercise classes on a not-for-profit basis.

The NSW Department of Health's  Active and Healthy Website enables older people and health professionals to access exercise programs in their local community that promote a healthy lifestyle. All classes listed on the website have been identified as falls safe activities.

By simply entering a suburb, the NSW Active and Healthy Website easily identifies a list of exercise programs offered by local providers.

 The website also offers:

  • Simple Home Based Exercise tips
  • A Health and Lifestyle Checklist
  • Tips for staying active and healthy