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Gippsland Lakes Complete Health (GLCH) is one of the leading not-for-profit providers of health and wellness services in East Gippsland, providing more than 2,000 older people, their families and carers with quality in-home and community based services and individualised care when they need it.

“GLCH has been delivering quality health and wellbeing services for over 40 years and we provide a suite of services for seniors that are designed to enable a happy, healthy lifestyle at home and in the community,” said Sue Medson OAM, chief executive officer at GLCH.

A major local provider of Home Care Packages, GLCH provides flexible packages of in-home care and support services to be people who need some assistance to remain living at home. This includes people with complex care needs who would normally qualify for entry into a residential aged care facility. The types of services provided include domestic assistance, personal care, and assistance with meal preparation, transport, shopping and social outings.

“Staying socially connected on a regular basis is vital for the wellbeing of our ageing community members,” explained Ms Medson.  “GLCH offers a large variety low cost social groups and activities each week that provide physical, intellectual, emotional and social stimulation and respite and support for carers.”

The allied health team at GLCH deliver a range of wellness services and therapies to maximise independence and support people to remain active and healthy. They offer flexible services include physiotherapy, podiatry, exercise physiology, occupational therapy and a range of fitness groups that aim to improve mobility, manage chronic illness and pain, and improve fitness.

Aids and equipment to help you maintain your independence,

GLCH also offer a range of medical and nursing services supporting a range of health conditions and care needs from their Lakes Entrance, Metung, Bruthen and Nowa Nowa sites; and in the home.  They even have a registered nurse, who is trained in advance care planning to meet with people and their families to talk about planning ahead for your future health and personal care needs in case you become unable to make decisions for yourself.

Counselling and end of life support services are among the myriad of services available from the team at GLCH.  “Our staff are available to support people as they age to feel happy, healthy and valued,” Ms Medson said.  “We’re ready to assist people with their enquiries regarding our services for seniors, call us today or visit www.glch.org.au for further details.”