HOME CARE SERVICES FOR SENIORS

Compassionate and quality care helping you live well at home

From personal care and domestic assistance, to companionship and mental health support, our tailored care is designed to meet your individual needs.

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JewishCare

Why Choose JewishCare

Whenever you need care, we’ll be there

We are here to support you with the care you really need, however you need it. Whether you require help to stay living at home, access to allied health services, connection and socialisation, or support with forward planning your care, you can count on us.

We put you and your family first

We will always work in partnership with you when making decisions about your care. As your aged care provider, it is our priority to provide holistic support that serves your social, emotional, physical, and cultural needs. We maintain a family focus to ensure your family or carers are supported, just as well as you are.

We support a diverse range of languages

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. We have been serving the Jewish community for over 85 years, and are recognised as a provider of choice beyond the community.

Key Features of Our Home Care Services

Need support? Our Community Aged Care Services team is here to help every step of the way.

Home Care Services 

Our Aged Care Services Team aims to support your social, emotional, physical, and cultural needs in the comfort of your own home.

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Home Assistance 

We can help with household chores and light modifications to maintain the safety and increase the accessibility of your home and garden.

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Personal Care

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

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Allied Health Services

We provide access to Allied Health professionals who can provide the care you need. Services include nursing support, occupational therapy, podiatry, and physiotherapy.

Social Work 

Our Social Work Team can help you navigate complex issues and access the external resources you or your family may need.

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Family Support 

We support families caring for a loved one with cognitive deterioration, frailty, emotional distress, or financial hardship.

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Mental Health 

We can help you manage mental health issues from anxiety and depression to post-traumatic stress symptoms and psycho-social disorders.

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Guidance

It can be hard to forward plan for a family member’s care or navigate the aged care system. We are here to make the process easier.

Volunteer Support 

Our Links Volunteer Program can connect you with a volunteer in your community who will visit you at home.

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Social Connection 

If you’d like some extra company, we can match you with a volunteer. During their visit, you may play games, read or go to a cafe.

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Health and Wellbeing 

Socialisation has a profound impact on your health and wellbeing, including mood elevation and cognitive function.

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Volunteer Training 

All our volunteers are supervised by professional staff and undergo training, ensuring you are always understood and cared for.

Community Clubs Network 

Our range of social clubs are intiated and run by the community, and supported by us at JewishCare.

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Community Groups 

Our exisiting social clubs include Maroubra Synagogue Hall Group, Alte Zachen, Kadminah Clubs, Games Morning Group, Parramatta Synagogue Group, and Sunday Discussions @ Random.

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Russian Speaking Groups 

We support a range of Russian-speaking groups including The Boomerang Group, The Veterans Group, The Retired Engineers Group, The Hope Group, and The Factory Group.

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Supported Program 

If you’re looking for socialisation and require the help of a carer, The Burger Centre day program can offer the support you need.

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Aged Care Packages

Aged Care Packages are provided under a Consumer Directed Care model which places you at the centre of your own care requirements. CDC gives you control, flexibility, and choice over how your services will be delivered to meet your needs.

Allied Health Support

Allied Health Support services are available to you through your Aged Care Package. Our registered nurse and occupational therapist conduct in-home, comprehensive assessments, and provide professional recommendations when your care requires it.

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

  • 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

Accreditation and Recognition

Claims Conference
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
Consumer Directed Care

Talk With Us Today

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

reachout@jewishcare.com.au

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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

What types of services do you offer for seniors?

At JewishCare, we offer home care services (under your Aged Care Package), social work support when navigating complex issues, and access to our volunteer program and Community Clubs Network.

How do you select and train your support workers?

Support workers partake in a thorough interview process before being selected to work at JewishCare. Prior to working with clients, support workers participate in a full-day induction and are required to undergo essential online training. They are then supported with ongoing training and supervision throughout their role at JewishCare.

What are the costs associated with your home care services?

While the Australian Government subsidises a high portion of residential aged care costs, you may be required to contribute towards the cost of your care depending on your own income and assets. Fees and charges levied by residential aged care providers including JewishCare are government-regulated and vary depending on factors including whether you receive an aged pension or are a self-funded retiree. 

Access to your Aged Care Package is determined by Services Australia within Centrelink. They will determine whether you need to pay an income-tested fee and if so, how much this will be. For eligible holocaust survivors, home support under the Claims Conference is free.

How do you assess the needs of the senior and create a personalised care plan?

When you require an Aged Care Package, an initial assessment will be undertaken by the aged care assessment team in your local health district. Once you have your package, you can bring it to us and we can help. When we first meet, our Assessment Officer will ask you some additional questions so they can gather in-depth information about your needs and goals. This information will be passed on to an Aged Care Caseworker who will develop a person-centred, holistic plan for you.

Are your support workers available for 24/7 care or only during specific hours?

The majority of our services take place between 7am and 8pm. However, if you do require overnight care, we have service agreements with other providers that can provide you with 24-hour care in the comfort of your own home.

How do you handle emergencies or unexpected situations that may arise during care?

When a new client comes to JewishCare, we establish an emergency protocol with them as part of their onboarding process. 

If an emergency or unexpected situation arises, first aid or CPR protocols will be followed first if appropriate. All of our support staff are trained and qualified in first aid and CPR. Emergency services will be contacted immediately if required. Once the client is safe, the support staff notify the JewishCare office to inform the next of kin and/or family members of the situation.