Home and Community Care (HACC) is one of the main programs supporting independent living for older people in Victoria. In addition to HACC, other programs include:
- low cost accommodation programs that target adults and older Victorians who have unmet complex needs and who are homeless or living in insecure or low cost accommodation
- the Victoria Eye Care Service, which provides subsidised eyecare at a nominal cost for eligible Victorians
- Personal Alert Victoria, a personal monitoring service that helps older people and people with disabilities live independently
- Carer support services (including the Support for Carers Program), which support people in care relationships
- Dementia services that support Victorians with dementia, their families and friends.
Information about support services is also available at the Better Health Channel.
Low cost accommodation support programs
Low cost accommodation support programs help older Victorians who have unmet complex needs and who are homeless or living in low cost accommodation.
Victorian Eyecare Service
The Victorian Eyecare Service provides subsidised eye care for eligible Victorians. Services are available in metropolitan and rural areas.
Personal Alert Victoria
Personal Alert Victoria is a personal monitoring service that helps older people live independently by responding to calls for assistance.
Supporting people in care relationships
Information and services are available to help Victorians who care for a partner, family member or friend.
Programs to support Victorians with dementia, their families and carers offer home help, respite, social opportunities, information and counselling.
Reviewed 08 November 2021