Categories: General
      Date: May 25, 2016
     Title: HACC services at Alpine Health
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Alpine Health is pleased to announce that the Department of Health and Human Services has advised that it will be the new provider of Home and Community Care Services in the Alpine Region from July 1st 2016.



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Alpine Health is pleased to announce that the Department of Health and Human Services has advised that it will be the new provider of Home and Community Care Services in the Alpine Region from July 1st 2016.


Alpine Shire advised the Department that they did not wish to extend their contract for Home and Community Care past the 30th June 2016.


Mr Lyndon Seys CEO of Alpine Health said “that we have been operating Alpine@Home in alliance with Alpine Shire for the last 5 years.  Since the Alpine Shire’s decision to relinquish their contract to provide home and community care service, Alpine Health has been keen to continue to provide the service to Alpine residents under the banner of Alpine@Home.  Services for current homecare clients will continue with a focus on strengthening client independence.”


“This announcement by the Department Health and Human Services will ensure that our successful Alpine@Home service will continue and we will continue to be a local service provider for local people”.  It is important to say that this agreement will only be until 30th June 2019 as at which time the transition of the management of the service from the State to the Commonwealth will be completed.  Alpine@Home will strive to be a provider of choice for all Alpine Shire residents to ensure that it is well placed to continue support of our local community beyond June 2019.”


Mr Seys noted that “we only have a very small timeframe to implement these new arrangements but we are confident we will be able to provide services that respond to the needs of our consumers by the 1st of July.


“We are commencing a recruitment program to fill the roles that are needed and this will provide local employment opportunities in Myrtleford, Mt Beauty and Bright”.  People interested in supporting older people in our community and have a flair for providing positive customer service and flexible thinking for meeting the needs of individual people are encouraged to express their interest in applying for a position.”