OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOR ELDERLY

We’re here to help you maintain your independence and safety.

If you are experiencing a decline in your physical or cognitive abilities, and everyday tasks & activities are becoming more difficult, it can leave you feeling isolated and frustrated. That’s where occupational therapy services can help.

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Occupational Therapy Support for our Elderly Patients

Our occupational therapists are here to listen to your needs, guiding you through options to increase the accessibility of your home and enhance your mobility in the community. Our goal is to support you in maintaining your chosen level of independence.

Home Safety

If certain daily tasks are starting to become more difficult, changes to your home environment might help. Our occupational therapists will assess your home’s accessibility, ensuring you can easily enter, move around, and use your space comfortably. 

We aim to make your home a safe, enjoyable, and a relaxing place for you to spend time in. This is achievable through assistive technology & mobility aids, thoughtful home modifications, and the support of our care workers.

Assistive Technology

Every person is an individual and every individual deserves bespoke care and attention. Our occupational therapists will work with you to identify your needs and goals, providing you with solutions to make your everyday life easier. Assistive technology can help improve independence and safety, addressing physical, environmental, and cognitive needs.

Assistive technology ranges from walking frames and wheelchairs for mobility to orientation equipment for cognitive impairment issues. Recommendations for aids and devices are always tailored to your unique requirements.

Access to the Community

If getting out and about is becoming more challenging, our occupational therapists can help make it easier. This may mean identifying the best routes, modes of transport and assistive technology to help you get to the places you want to go.

We can work with you to develop a goal-based plan, incorporating occupational therapy activities, to make going out more accessible, increasing your confidence and independence. Having community access can promote physical activity, cognitive health, and a return to regular routine.

Why Choose JewishCare

Person-Centred Care

We listen to what’s most important to you and your family, working together to tailor your care and meet your needs.

Holistic Support

We know you can only achieve optimal social, emotional, physical, and cultural wellbeing when you focus on holistic support, caring for the whole person.

Expert Guidance

Our Care Managers are always here to guide you through our home care services, helping you to use your home care package funds in the ways that suits you best.

Flexible Services

When your needs change, so can your support. Our extensive range of services and knowledgeable team will ensure any transitions in your care are seamless.

Continuum of Care

We are passionate about ensuring you receive care from people you trust and have built a relationship with. Continuity in your care is important, and we understand that.

Language of Care

Our aged care team reflects the diversity of our community. All our staff members speak English, and many are bilingual to serve our Russian, Hebrew, Polish, and Hungarian-speaking clients.

Person-Centred

We work in partnership with you when making decisions about your care. We maintain a family focus to ensure your family or carers are supported, just as well as you are.

What Our Clients Say

  • I am incredibly thankful for the support I have received from JewishCare over the past 8 years.

    My Care Manager, Irina Stepanova, has helped me with everything I need. No matter the time, and no matter the issue I am facing.

    My support workers have helped me with shopping, transport, and cooking, all of which I can no longer do on my own.

    Maria Agaroskina

  • I wanted to say how much I appreciate the respite service I receive and how important it is to our lives.

    Without JewishCare’s help in caring for my husband Ivan, I could not go to work or attend medical appointments each week.

    It’s also a great social time for Ivan, particularly when he is able to attend the Synagogue with his carer.

    Jeskara Gordon

  • After having several falls, my family decided it would be prudent of me to have a personal alarm system in case of an emergency as I live alone and I am 83 years old. I have had multiple joint replacements and my balance is wanting. I did not know where to start and found that the information on several of the appropriate websites did not facilitate a decision.

    I rang JewishCare and was connected to Rolene Nehama, your occupational therapist. She very kindly gave me her time and knowledge, and even introduced me by referral to arrange a fall and personal alarm watch which was exactly what I needed. Thank you JewishCare.

    Beverley

  • On behalf of my mother, I would like to thank you for all the assistance Jewish Care provides.

    Your organisation gave me a hand at a very difficult time for me.

    Our very small family greatly appreciated what JewishCare has done and is doing for Mum.

    She was a child of the Holocaust. She was only 7 years old but remembers so clearly what was going on at that time.  Even now, while she is suffering from mild Dementia, she sometimes talks about it.

    Thank you all for the great job and assistance you provide.

    Rada

  • I don’t know what we would do without JewishCare. They are so caring and efficient as well as being flexible.

    Stella Wolfgang’s daughter Maryla

  • JewishCare sent a lovely occupational therapist who has made my house safe. Weekly visits from JewishCare’s home support staff enable me to stay here.

    Livia Erdos

  • In 1950 JewishCare helped me to migrate to Australia and gave me the opportunity to have a great life here. Then 5 years ago when my wife died JewishCare was there again for me. You never know when you may need help and I am very thankful to JewishCare.

    Jacob Binstok

  • As our needs have increased so has JewishCare’s help. Without JewishCare’s wonderful caring staff we would be in a home for the aged for sure.

    Charles Solomon

  • As I can’t go out by myself, I am so appreciative of JewishCare’s staff who help me to appointments and especially the Russian speaking worker who takes me to the beach or the park each week. That is so important to me.

    Anna Soroka

Other Home Care Services

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Community Aged Care Services

We all benefit from a holistic approach to life. Our aged care services team aim to support your social, emotional, physical, and cultural needs, whatever they may be.

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Community Home Care Services

Through your Aged Care Package, we provide you with hours of support, so you can live well in your own home.

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Dementia Home Care

When someone is experiencing dementia, their care needs can be complex. Our specialised team is trained to meet both the current and future care needs of people living with dementia.

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Personal Care

We are here to support you with personal care including hygiene, grooming, food preparation, and impairments or continence.

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Private Care

Private care may be right for you if you don’t qualify for the government subsidy because of your income, or if there’s a waiting period for the package you’ve been approved for.

For a confidential discussion please call 1300 133 660 or email hello@jewishcare.com.au

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If you’d like to discuss your care needs, we’d love to hear from you.

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Contact Us

Contact us online or on 1300 133 660 to speak with a member of our Care Coordination Team. If you’re acting on someone’s behalf, you will need to have their permission.

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Discuss

Our Care Coordination Team will work with you to understand your current needs and discuss how JewishCare can help.

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Assessment

Following the preliminary needs assessment, our Aged Care Department will work with you to arrange services and provide care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who qualifies for home-based occupational therapy?

Generally, individuals 65+ with assessed needs related to daily living activities, like bathing, dressing, or managing medications. You may need a referral from your doctor or aged care assessment from a service provider like JewishCare.

What does occupational therapy involve?

Occupational therapists assess your functional abilities, identify challenges, and create personalised plans to help you maintain independence and participate in meaningful activities. This might include adapting your home environment, providing equipment recommendations, and finding ways to help you access the community.

Will occupational therapy help with my specific condition?

Occupational therapists work with various conditions, from arthritis and dementia to stroke and mobility issues, including chronic pain. You can discuss your concerns with your therapist to understand how they can help you.

Will occupational therapy make me more independent?

Yes! The goal of the occupational therapy session is to empower you to manage daily activities safely and independently, enhancing your quality of life.

What if I’m nervous about having someone in my home?

Therapists understand privacy concerns and work to create a comfortable and respectful environment. Open communication and building trust are essential.

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