Adult Day Service

The Adult Day Service (ADS) provides Planned Activity Groups and Respite Services for people in Mount Alexander Shire who live in their own homes within the community.

Planned Activity Groups aim: ‘to maintain an individual’s ability to live at home and in the community, by providing a planned program of activities directed at enhancing the skills required for daily living and providing physical, intellectual, emotional and social stimulation. They also provide opportunities for social interaction as well as respite and support for carers’.

Respite for carers is aimed at providing useful centre-based respite on a regular basis. Initial assessment for eligibility is required, and to discuss any specific needs.


  • frail, older people over 65
  • people who are geographically,
    culturally or socially isolated
  • people with memory loss/dementia
  • people with disabilities
  • carers of those above
  • carers who are also in employment


A low rate of fees applies to people who receive a full or part pension. If you have a high income or you are on a care or support package there is an hourly rate.

Extra costs for monthly outings are indicated on the monthly activity program.

Inability to pay cannot be used as a basis for refusing service to people who have been assessed as requiring the service.

Rights & Responsibilities

The Charter of Aged Care Rights applies to ADS clients who are funded under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.


To find out more about the programs and activities, call our ADS team on 5471 3566.

Referrals can be made through My Aged Care.