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Community care providers combine services for meals and home care

Two Central Coast community care providers are combining their services to offer seniors in the region access to a more extensive range of home care services.

Meals on Wheels Central Coast and Home Instead Senior Care are teaming up to offer seniors combined services
Meals on Wheels Central Coast and Home Instead Senior Care are teaming up to offer seniors combined services

From February 2017 Meals on Wheels Central Coast (MOWCC) and Home Instead Senior Care (HISC) will offer a combined service of meals and in home care services to the families of aged, frail, disabled and dementia clients living on the Central Coast, to help them remain living in their homes safely and living well.

The key driver for the partnership for both service providers is the opportunity to offer their clients varied and tailored services to enhance people's lives, rather than just delivering single services, and giving families peace of mind knowing their loved ones have regular quality care, socialisation and nutrition.

According to Ron Thomsen, Chair of Meals on Wheels Central Coast, the relationship with HISC , adds value to the Meals On Wheels service theme  of ‘more than just a meal!’.

“We want to offer to our clients professional in home care, by trained caregivers from a recognised quality organisation. HISC is a proven in home care service on the Central Coast, and we believe the adding of our iconic brand for additional meal provision and socialisation services, with Home Instead's excellent services will prove of much benefit to our combined clients, and potential new ones,” Mr Thomsen says.

Jasmine Hopcraft, Owner Director of Home Instead Senior Care Gosford says that the relationship with MOWCC, combined with the aged care reforms that come into effect from February 2017, will give HISC the opportunity to help more seniors access quality home care, nutrition and companionship, enabling them to remain living independently in their community.

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