The needs of older people are often more complex than they may at first appear and sometimes it is useful to talk things over with a professional.
JewishCare has a team of qualified and experienced caseworkers who are available to work with ageing people and their families, including carers who look after elderley family members.
These professionals can complete a comprehensive assessment and devise a care plan best suited to individual needs in order to maximise the client’s quality of life and enable them to remain living in their own home for as long as possible.
Caseworkers can also provide advocacy services as well as assisting clients to access assistive devices and adapt their physical environment to help improve their quality of life and in home safety.
The program aims to enable older members of the community to live as independently as possible. To do this JewishCare works closely with other organisations including:
Alzheimer’s Australia: http://www.alzheimers.org.au
Independent Living Centre NSW http://www.ilcnsw.asn.au
Workers from the Aged Casework team are also available to give talks and information sessions regarding supporting people with dementia and specific issues
that may be important when caring for an older Jewish person, especially if that person is a Holocaust Survivor.