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Home Support

Home Support

JewishCare offers a number of Home Support options for older people who want to remain living in their own homes

Types of Support that can be provided by JewishCare

  • Showering and dressing
  • Shopping
  • Meal preparation. COA can be contacted for Kosher Meals on Wheels. http://www.coasydney.org
  • Assistance with personal laundry 
  • Transport to appointments 
  • Socialising and companionship
  • Respite for carers
  • Case management
  • Occupational Therapy and help with falls prevention eg access to walking aids
  • Light housework and domestic cleaning
  • Advocacy and liaising with other service providers
  • Access to other JewishCare services.
  • Russian, Polish or Hungarian speakers can be provided

Consumer Directed Care

Consumer Directed Care (CDC) packages replaces the former Community Aged Care Packages (CACPS) and the Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH) packages.

Home Care Packages assist people to remain living at home for as long as possible and enable consumers to have choice and flexibility in the way that care and support is provided at home. JewishCare offers flexible in-home care that takes into account lifestyle, cultural background and religious beliefs of the individual.

As each person’s individual needs differ and can change over time; JewishCare’s services are designed to accommodate these changes.

Package Levels

There are four levels of Home Care Packages, including two new levels:

Level 1 – a new package to support people with basic care needs

Level 2 – a package to support people with low level care needs, equivalent to the former CACPS package

Level 3 – a new package to support people with intermediate care needs

Level 4 – a package to support people with high care needs, equivalent to the
former EACH package

Each package is individually tailored to meet the identified care needs of the consumer in a flexible and responsive way, taking into account their personal goals, choices and decisions of clients on a package. A wide range of services areavailable to choose from at each package level, and these are determined in partnership with the consumer.

All existing JewishCare Home Care Packages will be transitioned over to CDC by July 1st 2015.

To be eligible for a Home Care Package consumers must undergo an assessment with an Australian Government Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). The ACAT will assess the level of care required (Level of package) and establish how physical and psychological independence can best be maintained.

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany (Claims Conference) and various community sources provide packages of support. Specific eligibility criteria may apply

Private Care

JewishCare also offer packages of care which are delivered under a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) model which allow consumers to have a greater say in the way healthcare is delivered. This service is paid for by the consumer at a private rate. The services required are discussed with the Private Care coordinator and are provided on the days and times requested by the consumer. This level of care can range from 2 to 24 hours/ 7 days a week.

This care is provided by way of a qualified,trained and police checked Fieldworker employed by JewishCare to work with you.