CAMPASPE Shire Council will stop delivering its aged and disabilities services from May next year.
The shire confirmed the withdrawal of services at a council meeting this week.
General manager of regulatory and community services Paul McKenzie said they would recommend a provider for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme services to the federal government this week.
Mr McKenzie said about 600 clients and between 45 and 60 staff would be part of the provider change over.
The shire's decision to withdraw from its aged and disabilities services came as new federal reforms made it difficult for local councils to participate in the sector.
"Council didn't take this decision lightly and gave four guiding principals for expression of interest process around ensuring workers and clients were well protected through choosing a provider that has experience in providing quality aged care," Mr McKenzie said.
The four principle for the new provider were to ensure equity of access for services based on need, demonstration of a strong safety system for staff and clients, committing to health, wellbeing and re-investment into the community , and demonstrating quality care with proven results.
Campspe Shire mayor Adrian Weston said he was confident the preferred provider would meet the guiding principles.
"The principles were set to ensure any change to a new provider was managed to protect the interests of our clients, families and carers, staff and the community," he said.
Since making the in-principle decision last May to stop services, the shire has held a number of information sessions for clients and their families, staff, carers and volunteers in an effort to provide updates.
"We have been very pleased at the community's response in most cases to understand the challenges council has in front of it if we remain in aged care provision," Mr McKenzie said.
"The general understanding is that the new systems rolling out are difficult for councils to participate in (partly) because of cost structures."
Mr McKenzie hopes a decision on the new provider will be made by December.