“Aging is not an option, not for anyone. It is how gracefully we handle the process, and how lucky we are, as the process handles us” … Cindy McDonald.
At GoCo, we know that Aging is both a natural and complex journey that presents both opportunities and challenges for many of us. We understand that your needs are always changing and unique to you. You can rest assured that we will never take a ‘one size fits all’ approach with you or your loved ones.
My Aged Care
Recently, the Australian Commonwealth Government implemented changes to the way Australian’s register and receive aged care services. The new framework has been developed to give you more control over the supports you receive and how you receive them. To receive supports from GoCo, you must register with MyAgedCare
The process is new to everyone, but here at GoCo we are ready to help. If you are unsure if you are eligible for services, or would like a helping hand to register with My Aged Care, contact us today!
Home Care Packages
We have been designing Home Care Packages and delivering supports across the New England North West for over 25 years. We can provide support at every level, including ‘just needs a helping hand’ low level care, to comprehensive care if your requirements are more complex.
We will work with you to work out what level of support will suit you best, then create a personalised plan that will enable you to maintain your quality of life within your own home environment. Our goal is always to work with you to ensure that you are happy with your care choice.
Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
GoCo is a Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) provider. Our job is to broker a care plan for you that best suits your individual situation and requirements.
We know that staying active and social is key to enjoying independence, well-being and happiness as we age. A big part of our job is to planning and facilitating regular activities and events to keep you moving, maintain your independence, help strengthen friendships, and encourage you to explore the world around you.
What we do:
Improve health, well-being and social connections
Some of our regular activities include bingo, brain training, daytrips, and exercise classes.
Individual Social Support
For one on one support to access your community, do your shopping, or just to have some company at home or out and about in your community.
Including lawn mowing and minor home maintenance to help you to maintain a safe environment and keep on top of regular chores around the home.
Transport to Medical Appointments or to Help you Access your Community
We can assist you to attend medical appointments locally or in Tamworth or to run errands.
Equipment and Assistive Technology
GoCo can subsidise equipment or assistive technology to help you to maintain your independence and lifestyle. We can even subsidise training to help you to use your equipment safety and effectively. For some equipment, we may require an Occupation Therapist or Physiotherapist assessment to make sure the equipment best suits your needs.
If you are having trouble accessing services or supports, or need an impartial person to advocate on your behalf, our Advocacy Support Team are here to help.
Support for Aboriginal People
Find out more about the dedicated Aboriginal Support Team, activities and programs by calling out GoCo Team on 6740 2240.
Support for Carers
It is important that carers have a regular break from their caring role. Some time to think about your own needs and to rejuvenate so that you can stay healthy and able to care for your loved one for longer.
GoCo offer a number of options to support carers to have a break. We focus on the person who is being cared for to make sure that their respite care is meaningful and enjoyable.
Some of the types of respite we offer are:
– Individual respite;
– Centre-based activities, and
– Overnight community respite.
The person that you care for may also be eligible to access our social groups, individual social support, or outings, which will offer you a respite effect.
Carers Support Group
GoCo also has a Support group for Carers that meet monthly at our office on Marquis Street in Gunnedah. If you would like to attend this group but need someone to support the person you usually care for, please contact our friendly staff.
Visit our frequently asked questions, or call our friendly and experienced GoCo Team on 6740 2240 to discuss our Aged Care Supports and Services today.