OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICES
We receive funding from multiple government programs to support older people, people living with dementia, their families and carers. These services include:
- Community Visitors Scheme (CVS)
- Dementia Support
- Domestic Assistance, Personal Care and Social Support Service
- So Wai Support Group (for Chinese carers of people with dementia)
- Navigation Support
- Information and Advocacy for Aged Care Services
- Bernard Hor Resource and Education Centre
Community Visitors Scheme (CVS)
Australian Nursing Home Foundation provides a Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) that aims to enrich the quality of life of recipients of Commonwealth subsidised Home Care Packages from a friendly one-on-one visit by the volunteer community visitor. Community visitors will regularly visit the elderly they are matched with either weekly or fortnightly.
Activities can involve any activity from sharing a cup of tea or coffee, reading together, watching a favourite TV program, listening to music, playing a board game or simply having a chat.
Am I eligible?
CVS is available to recipients of Australian Government subsidised Home Care Packages who have been identified by their aged care provider as experiencing or at risk of experiencing social isolation, whether for social or cultural reasons or because of disability. Recipients should speak Chinese or Vietnamese.
Our service areas include 5 regions of Sydney: Inner West, South East Sydney, South West, Western and Northern Sydney.
Please contact us for any enquiries:
Tel: (02) 8741 0240
Fax: (02) 9747 1637
Email: [email protected]
For further information please visit My Aged Care Website or call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.
Living with dementia can interfere with daily life. We have understanding and experienced specialists who can help families and care for elders living with this condition.
Domestic Assistance, Personal Care and Social Support Service
This service is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). These services are for older people from Chinese and Vietnamese backgrounds aged 65 or over, residing in Auburn, Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Holroyd and Parramatta.
Our service aims to support elderly Chinese and Vietnamese to live independently in their own home and community through the provision of basic support and maintenance services.
Our services include: domestic assistance, personal care friendly home visiting service, telephone or video conference monitoring, socialising and networking, and an individual shopping service.
Contact us: Domestic Assistance, Personal Care & Social Support Service: (02) 9784 0837
So Wai Support Group (for Chinese carers of people with dementia)
Our monthly gathering provides an opportunity for carers to meet each other, to share and support in their caring roles, and to obtain update information on dementia.
Contact us: So Wai Seniors Wellness Centre (02) 8741 0228
We understand the challenges of accessing services and support for people from culturally diverse background. Our friendly bilingual and multilingual staff will help you navigate through My Aged Care System and guide you with the process of referral to access appropriate service.
Contact us: [email protected] or (02) 8741 0218
Information and Advocacy for Aged Care Services
We also provide information and advocacy for aged care services available to the Chinese, Vietnamese community and other South-East Asian community.
Contact us: (02) 8741 0218 or 1800 882 288
We host regular radio sessions on aged care services, as well as program on Chinese television and community information sessions on a range of topics that are of interest and relevant to aged care, healthy ageing and aged care reform.
Bernard Hor Resource and Education Centre
Bernard Hor Resource and Education Centre is located in the head office of ANHF. It is a well-stocked library of information, cultural specific journal, books and resources regarding aged care.