BECOMING A CLIENT
To be eligible for the Commonwealth Government subsidy, people aged 65 years and older (50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) must be registered with My Aged Care which is a one-stop-shop for aged care services and information.
When you contact My Aged Care you will be asked for your consent to create a personalised client record. This will include up-to-date information on your needs and the results of any assessments or services that you receive. For most of our clients, meal delivery is the only service which is initially required. However, if additional in-home services are required in later years, being registered with My Aged Care will reduce the number of times you need to retell your story.
To register with My Aged Care and to arrange a home support assessment you can:
• visit the website at www.myagedcare.gov.au or
• call the My Aged Care contact centre on 1800 200 422
The My Aged Care contact centre operates:
- Monday to Friday -8am to 8pm
- Saturday - 10am to 2pm
The contact centre is closed on public holidays.
When you contact My Aged Care regarding home-delivered meals, you can advise them that you wish for this service to be provided by Beaudesert Meals on Wheels. They will then contact us so that we can make arrangements with you for the service to begin.
We can help you register
At Beaudesert Meals on Wheels we are aware that many elderly people do not have a computer or may not have the confidence to personally make contact with My Aged Care. We will be happy to make this call on your behalf after you have provided us with the basic information they require. Simply phone our coordinator on 0407 395 838 who will make a time to visit you at home. If your call is unanswered, please leave your name and phone number and our coordinator will return your phone call as soon as possible,
or Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For those people with a disability aged under 65 years (or under 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) who are interested in receiving delivered meals for themselves and possibly their carer, all they need to do is contact the Beaudesert Meals on Wheels coordinator who will make the necessary arrangements. However, when they reach 65 years of age (or 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) they will be required to sign up with My Aged Care.
Make an online Referral
Anyone can refer a client to Meals on Wheels including family members, friends, a Hospital, GP, Rehab Facility, Community Nurse, Dietitian, Law Enforcement Agency, etc. You can even refer yourself.
Please visit the Queensland Meals on Wheels website by clicking on the link below to fill out your details.