MePACS have established a Community Advisory Group (CAG) to bring the voices of our clients, their carers and service providers to our Management Committee to support continuous improvement, as well as planning and development of the MePACS service.
In Australia, the population over 65 is growing, with many of us living active, healthy and independent lives into our 80s and 90s. MePACS supports this by giving people confidence and peace of mind with our monitored personal alarms – knowing that if they have a fall or medical emergency, expert care is only the press of a button away.
This fast response can make all the difference to your ongoing health and wellbeing.
The role of the Community Advisory Group
The MePACS CAG has a responsibility to:
- Advise the MePACS Service on consumer and carer views to ensure they are recognised and reflected in Personal Alert Victoria (PAV) service delivery and planning.
- Identify and advise on priority areas and issues requiring consumer and community participation.
- Provide feedback to the quarterly PAV Statewide Advisory Group Meetings.
- Facilitate two-way communication between clients, their carers, assessment agencies, community groups and MePACS.
- Advocate on behalf of clients and their carers, including promotion of greater attention and sensitivity to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalised clients.
- Contribute to the development and ongoing monitoring of PAV key performance indicators.
- Enhance community support for program initiatives.
- Assist in the promotion of the MePACS Service to the Community
- Be informed of and provide input into the MePACS Customer Satisfaction Survey and provide feedback about the results
The Community Advisory Group aims to meet quarterly via online video conferencing. Members are expected to prioritise attendance at these meetings.
Join our Community Advisory Group
We are currently looking for new members to join this advisory group via an expression of interest process.
Members to the Community Advisory Group are appointed on the basis of their capacity to represent our clients, their carers and a broader range of community views regarding aged care services. Members will be appointed for a period of up to three years with re-appointment being at the discretion of Peninsula Health.
We are looking for active members with strong community interests relevant our service, and who have the capacity to reflect on and present community issues rather than personal or individual issues.
If this is you and you would like to get involved, please complete the application form to express your interest, and we will be in touch.
Community Advisory Group Application Form
Please complete this form to express your interest in joining the MePACS Community Advisory Group to help shape our services.