AGED CARE HELP AT HOME

As you get older, living in your own home can become more difficult.

To stay living independently, you may need some help at home. A little support can make a world of difference to your everyday life.

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JewishCare

Our Aged Care Help at Home

Personal Care

To help you maintain your personal care routine, we can help you with bathing, showering, toileting, dressing/undressing, getting in and out of bed, washing and drying your hair, shaving, or with your medication schedule. If you are experiencing challenges with impairments or continence, we can provide you with continence advisory services.

Home Assistance

To help you live well at home, we can provide support in preparing meals, getting meals delivered  (excluding the cost of food), household chores, garden maintenance, and shopping. Ensuring the safety of your home is paramount. As your aged care provider, we can provide advice on areas of concern in the home, support with making modifications, and help you access technical assistance for major home modifications.

Transport and Socialisation

To help you stay connected and attend appointments, we can provide support with transportation and arrange social activities. Transportation assistance may include arranging a driver service, providing transport vouchers, or driving you to your appointment or social activity. Socialisation support may include organising your attendance at a group-based activity at a centre or arranging for a visitor to make a social call.

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.

Family Focused

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

Aged Care Packages

The Australian Government offers four levels of Home Care Package funding to meet your required care needs.

Level 1

Level 1 Aged Care Package 

Entry-level care designed to provide you with a little extra help around the home or with transportation. This will involve a few visits per week by carers.

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Level 2

Level 2 Aged Care Package

The second level of funding may be right for you if you need more than a basic level of support to maintain independence at home.

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Level 3

Level 3 Aged Care Package 

An intermediate-level package offers you a higher level of assistance with daily activities, both at home and within the community. With this package, a carer will visit you most days of the week.

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Level 4

Level 4 Aged Care Package

The highest level of at-home care is designed to cater to more complex needs and comprehensive support, should you require it. At this level, carers will visit seven days a week and will take care of almost everything.

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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 services are included in Aged Care Help at Home services?

As an Aged Home Care Provider, Jewish Care help you access an Aged Care Package that will meet your unique care needs. Your package provides you with a range of support services, including personal care, domestic assistance, shopping, meal and food preparation, transportation, access to health professionals, Allied Health support, and access to devices, OT Aids, and equipment to make you safer and more comfortable at your own home. 

To learn more about our home care package services inclusions, please reach out to us at 1300 133 660 or email hello@jewishcare.com.au

Can the services be customised to suit my individual preferences and schedule?

Once you have an Aged Care Package, you will speak with our Aged Care Assessment Team so they can gather in-depth information about your needs, goals, preferences and schedule. This information will be passed on to an Aged Care Caseworker who will develop a person-centred, holistic plan for you.

What safety measures are in place to protect the well-being of clients receiving services at home?

To protect the well-being and safety of our clients, JewishCare implements a comprehensive client care process. When a client joins JewishCare, they will be visited by their Care Manager at home to develop a care plan tailored to their needs and goals. Throughout their journey with JewishCare, the client will be visited by their Care Manager every month to discuss their care and speak through any concerns. Support Workers working day to day with our clients will always provide feedback to the Care Manager if they have any concerns, and the Care Manager will visit the client’s home if there is ever an incident, such as a fall.

Can the services be adjusted or scaled up/down based on changing needs?

Yes, our aged care services can be adjusted based on changing needs. Care Managers seek regular feedback and can amend services based on individual needs and goals within the parameters of the client’s available funds and what is allowed within the program.

Are any financial assistance or government funding available to help cover the costs?

While the Australian Government subsidies 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.

At JewishCare, we have an Aged Care Navigator to help you every step of the way.

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