HOME ASSISTANCE FOR THE ELDERLY

Delivering the quality care you deserve.

Whether you’re looking for aged care services, or helping a loved one, we will work together to meet your unique needs and goals.

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How Our Elderly Home Assistance Makes Your Life Easier

Domestic Assistance

We’re here to help keep your home safe, comfortable, and liveable. We can assist with cleaning, laundry, household chores, meal preparation,  garden maintenance, and home modifications to increase or maintain your ability to move around your space.

Occupational Therapy

We can connect you with an Occupational Therapist to provide services in the areas of home safety, assistive technology and accessing the community.

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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.

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Home Care Services

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

Whether you need assistance with transportation, personal care, respite, or domestic work, we are here for you.

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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.

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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

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

Can the services be customised to suit my elderly loved one’s preferences and schedule?

Yes, our services are flexible to meet the preferences and schedule of your loved one. When they are allocated a Home Care Package through My Aged Care we will meet to discuss their unique needs and goals. We always welcome family and carers to be a part of this discussion. One of our dedicated Aged Care Caseworkers will then develop a person-centred, holistic plan utilising your loved one’s allocated funding.

How much does home assistance for elderly services cost, and what payment options are available?

When you receive a Home Care Package, you are allocated a budget to pay for the services you need based on your Package Level. This budget includes contributions from both you directly and the government. One of the ways you contribute directly is through the basic daily fee, which is an amount that everyone can be asked to pay (besides full time pensioners).

It is set by the government at a percentage of the single basic age pension, varying from 15.68% to 17.50%, depending on your Home Care Package Level. As of September 2023, the daily fee for a Level 1 Package is $11.22, for a Level 2 Package it is $11.87, for a Level 3 Package it is $12.20 and for a Level 4 Package it is $12.53.

The Australian government contributes a different amount for each Home Care Package Level. For a Level 1 Package, the daily government subsidy is $28.14, for a Level 2 Package, the daily government subsidy is $49.49, for a Level 3 Package the daily government subsidy is $107.70 and for a Level 4 Package, the daily government subsidy is $163.27.

Some people may also be required to pay the income-tested care fee, which is determined through an income assessment through Services Australia. The fee is based on your individual income, including your pension, meaning it is different for everyone. If you are a full-time pensioner, you will not be required to pay. It is up to $35.95 as of 20 September 2023. If you have to pay this fee, there are annual and lifetime limits on how much you can be asked to pay. If your financial situation changes while you are receiving care, your income-tested care fee can change. 

JewishCare accepts payments via direct debit. 

What ongoing support and communication can I expect from the care provider?

Expect regular visits from dedicated healthcare professionals like personal care assistants, nurses, and therapists, tailoring support to your needs and evolving preferences. Open communication is key: expect regular check-ins, provider updates, and opportunities to discuss your satisfaction and plan adjustments. We’ll work with you and your family to ensure continuous, coordinated care and a comfortable, well-supported life.

Are the caregivers trained in dealing with specialised conditions, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s care?

All of our staff at JewishCare are trained in dementia care. With a confirmed dementia diagnosis, we can apply for the dementia supplement that provides additional funds into your package.

How do I know that the caregivers are trustworthy and reliable?

All our caregiving staff are required to go through probity checks including reference checks at the point of their job offer and NSW police checks that must be repeated every 3 years.

What makes your services different from other senior care providers in my area?

We have been servicing the community for over 85 years, and your care is our number one priority. We are different from other service providers because we take a holistic support approach to care. We know that you can only achieve optimal social, emotional, physical, and cultural well-being when you focus on the whole person. Our Care Managers are always here to guide you through our home care services, helping you to use your funding in the ways that suit you best. If or 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. We are also 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.

Is there a minimum or maximum duration for receiving elderly assistance services?

No, there is no minimum or maximum duration for receiving our home care support services. You can cancel at any time, or receive our services for as long as you need them.

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