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HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE

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HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE ...

    HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE

    (HACC)

    and ASSOCIATED AGENCIES

    in AUBURN

     for

     THE FRAIL AGED

     and PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES,

     and THEIR CARERS.

    Updated October 2005

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WHAT IS HACC?

    Home and Community Care (HACC) is a cost shared program between the Commonwealth and State/Territory Governments. Through the program, assistance is provided for services that support people living at home.

    HACC seeks to help:

    ? FRAIL AGED PEOPLE

    ? PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

    ? THE CARERS OF THESE PEOPLE

Within this target population there are a number of groups who find it more

    difficult than most to get access to services in general, particularly to services that are tailored to meet their cultural or other special needs.

HOW TO GET ASSISTANCE.

    This brochure provides a list of HACC services available in the Auburn Local Government Area. In some cases assistance may be limited because of the

    demand, however, you will need to contact the appropriate service to discuss your need.

Some of the services listed may require a small contribution.

    For more information, contact the Aged and Disability Services Coordinator at Auburn Council.

Community Aged Care /Psychiatry Service 9682 3133

This service provides assessment, counselling, and resources for people 65

    years and over with mental health problems.

Community Aged Care Packages 9649 6699

    This service provides services to elderly clients who need some help and who want to remain living at home. Carers provide help with showering, housework, shopping, laundry and attending appointments in the Local Government Area.

    Services may be provided every day if required.

Palliative Care Day Hospital St Joseph’s Hospital 9749 0368

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    This service provides free Day care for patients. Referral can be made by the patient’s doctor, initiated by the patient, the carer or community nurse. This

    service is provided Monday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm.

Veterans Affairs Network 9893 9892

    This service aims to assist veterans, war widows and their families in gaining access to both local and departmental information on services that they may require.

    This service also provides a range of home Support services such as domestic assistance, personal care, and in home respite to Gold and White card Australian Veterans and War Widower/s.

    Referrals can be made to Veterans Home Care Assessment and Co-

    ordination Agency on 1300 550 450.

Cumberland/Prospect Carer Respite Centre 9873 1685

    After hours Emergency Contact 1800 059 059

    The Respite centre provides 24hr service to carers who look after relatives or friends who have a disability, a chronic illness or are frail aged. It provides carers with advice and information about respite options, help with organising emergency or planned respite. Provides assistance in the coordination of respite in residential care facilities. This service covers the Parramatta, Auburn, Holroyd and Baulkham Hills areas.

    Respite for Carers of Young People with Severe or Profound Disabilities

     9873-1685

    After Hours Emergency Contact 1800 059 059

    Provides short term and emergency respite for carers of young people with disabilities (up to 30 years of age)

Flexible Respite for Carers 9873 1685

    After Hours Contact 1800 059 059

    Provides emergency, after hours and short term respite for carers of people with disabilities, chronic illness, dementia challenging behaviours and the frail aged.

Commonwealth Carelink Cumberland Prospect Region 1800 052 222

    Email CommonwealthCarelink@bcs.org.au

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    Commonwealth Carelink is an information service and can be used by anyone including Older Australians, People with Disabilities, Families and Carers, People with a chronic illness by simply phoning a national free telephone number 1800 052 222 you will be connected to your nearest centre and receive information on the services you require in your area.

THE SUNNYFIELD ASSOCIATION RESPITE IN ACTION 9891 2370

    The Respite in Action Program provides innovative respite options for individuals and their families. They encourage and assist service users and their families in meeting personal goals and needs. It is a flexible program.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

    To be eligible for the Respite in Action service, the service user needs to:

     Have a disability

     Live at home with family or/carer

     Live in Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Auburn, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government areas.

    To make a referral contact The Sunnyfield Association Respite in Action team on 9891 -2370

THE SUNNYFIELD ASSOCIATION- DAY SERVICE (Cumberland Prospect

    area )

    The main objective of our day service is to provide an alternative to a work program where people can achieve personal goals, learn new skills, access and participate in the local community and be involved in social and recreational type activities. Service runs from 9am-3pm, Mon-Fridays.

    To be eligible for the Day Service the Service User needs to:

     Be an adult

     Have a disability

     Live at home with family or/carer

     Not currently be attending school or another day service

     Live in Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Auburn, Holroyd and Parramatta Local

    Government areas.

     Organise own transport to day service

    To make a referral contact The Sunnyfield Association,Cumberland Prospect Day Service Manager on 9633- 4256.

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Riverlink Interchange 9858-3433

    This service provides respite for carers of children, young people and adults with a disability.

    The respite available to carers through this program can be provided in a number of ways depending on the individual needs of both Carer and care recipient eg:

    ? On a one to one basis in the care recipients home or in an appropriate

    community setting.

    By supporting Care Recipients to access group leisure and recreational activities.

    To make a referral contact the service on 9858-3433

Kincare 8831 6600

     1300 733 510 Provides the following programs:-

    Live in and day respite services are available for carers of clients with dementia who have difficult behaviours. This service is an alternative to residential respite and day respite for dementia clients. The program is very flexible and can be put in place at short notice.

Kincare -Domestic Assistance

    This service provides assistance with dishwashing, clothes washing, ironing, shopping and meal preparation. Services can commence within a week of referral.

Kincare-Personal Care

    This service provides assistance with showering, dressing, shaving, hair care, grooming, and toileting.

    This service is available on weekends as well as during the week.

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Aged Care Psychiatry & Neurosciences Unit St Joseph’s Hospital

    Inpatient Unit 9749 0307

    Outpatient Department 9749 0267

This service provides a multi-disciplinary assessment and rehabilitation

    (including outpatient services) for aged clients over 65 years of age with

    behavioural dysfunction and/or psychiatric disorders.

    Referrals may be made directly to St Joseph’s Aged Care Psychiatry Outpatient Department or through community health centres/mental health

    teams. A general practitioner referral is necessary.

OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION CUMBERLAND PROSPECT LAWN AND

    GARDEN SERVICE 9832-4599

This service provides Lawn mowing and Basic Garden Maintenance.

    The Lawn mowing service is conducted via a contractor nominated by the

    service. Each household is entitled to have their lawns cut three times a year.

    The cost per average lawn to be cut is $12.00.

    Gardening is done on an average an hour per service.

DEMENTIA SUPPORT/RESPITE

Hevington House 9563 9792

This service provides a respite day care centre for people in Auburn and

    surrounding areas who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease or related disorders.

CARERS SUPPORT GROUP 9563 9792

This Service also provides a Carers Support Group for information, emotional

    support and social support to Carers/Families of people who suffer from

    Alzheimers Disease and/or Related Disorders.

Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month, 10.30am at

    HEVINGTON HOUSE 19 Hevington Rd Auburn.

The centre will provide respite for the person, for whom you care, while you attend

    the meeting. Transport is available upon request.

Centacare Dementia Home Support 9821-3499

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This service provides respite care in the home, education, information and

    support for people with dementia and their carers living in the Auburn, Fairfield,

    Liverpool and Holroyd areas.

COMMUNITY INDEPENDENCE SUPPORT SERVICES INC 8713 4510

This service provides case management which includes assessment, service

    planning coordination, monitoring reassessment and case closure for older

    people and frail aged persons and younger persons with moderate to severe

    or profound disabilities and their carers who have complex care needs.

    ? Assists people to access community services ie Homecare, Meals on

    Wheels, Neighbour Aid, and

    ? Ability to assist services to respond quickly to changing needs through

    case management; and

    ? The Service Co-ordinator keeps in contact with each client to see if and

    when their support needs change. and that they are aware of the

    different types of support which are available.

In Home and Planned Emergency Respite

Can be provided for anything from a few hours to overnight or weekend when

    a carer is temporarily unable to continue caring for the person with moderate

    to severe dementia. Priority to carers from Polish, Arabic and Vietnamese

    communities.

    Bus Trips

Join with other carers and people with dementia for a outing once a month.

Carers Support

The Carers support group is held on the 3

    rd Thursday of every month at the

    centre.

    CARE CONNECT 9676 4685

    Offers coordination of Respite Services which will be provided on a one to one

    individual basis.

    Services available include:-

    ? Home based respite

    ? Community based respite

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    ? Support for carers and families

    ? Planned respite options

    ? A fee for service applies.

Who is eligible:

Carers who:-

    ? Care for a person who is eligible for assistance under the HACC

    program.

    ? Require some planned respite.

    ? Live in Auburn, Holroyd, Parramatta, Blacktown and Baulkham Hills

    LGA’s.

CARE CONNECT DEMENTIA RESPITE PROGRAM 9676 4685

The Dementia Respite Program provides a flexible respite service for

    carers of people with dementia. The program provides care planning,

    monitoring and coordination of brokered services to support carers and

    maintain caring relationships for people with dementia. Carers of people

    with challenging behaviours will be given priority.

Dementia Respite offers co-ordination of respite support and is not a

    case management program.

A fee for service applies.

Who is eligible:

Carers of people with dementia who:-

    ? Require respite.

    ? Live in Auburn, Holroyd, Parramatta, Blacktown and Baulkham Hills

    LGAs.

What services can be provided:

    ? Home based respite.

    ? Community-based respite.

    ? Information and practical help.

    ? Support for carers and families.

    ? Assistance to attend centre-based respite.

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    ? Planned and flexible respite.

    ? Social outings.

* Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing

Aged Care Assessment Team 9749 0379

    This service provides a multi-disciplinary assessment, information, advice and assistance to people requiring aged care services (and their carers) in the Auburn Area. The service is free, and referrals are accepted from anyone. Older people considering moving to hostel or nursing home accommodation can contact the team for advice and assessment.

The Auburn Carer’s Group is also run by Aged Care Assessment Team.

    This group is open to all carers who live in the Auburn Local Government area. The service provides support, counselling and social activities. Transport and respite is also available.

LIFE LINKS CUMBERLAND 9749 1044

    This service provides Community Transport, Home Maintenance and Modification, Auburn After Hours Peer Support, Flexible Respite, Neighbour Aid, Personal Care, Accommodation Outreach Service, Domestic Assistance, and Respite Options.

Community Transport 8741 5999

    Auburn Community Transport provides weekly shopping services in the Auburn and Bankstown areas,( this is only for residents in the Auburn area.) medically related transport for both individual medical and hospital appointments, half-day outings for the frail aged and full-day outings for the more mobile aged to places of interest each month.

    The Coordinator will advise at assessment the cost of the service

Home Maintenance and Modification Service 8741 5999

    This service provides maintenance and modification to the homes of the frail aged, younger people with a disability and their carers.

Services include:-

    ? Installation of rails

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    ? Ramp Construction

    ? Tap and globe replacements

    ? Window glazing

    ? Installation of locks and security screens

    ? Furniture modification

    ? Hand Shower installation

    ? Bathroom modification

    ? Minor repairs to roofs and gutters

    ? Securing of existing rugs and carpet.

    ? Minor home modifications.

    The Coordinator will advise at assessment the cost of the job.

Personal Care 8741 5999

    This service provides assistance with showering, dressing, shaving, hair care, grooming, toileting, monitoring self- medication and assistance with prescribed exercises, and exercise programs.

    The service is flexible dependant upon need and is designed in consultation with the care recipient.

    The Coordinator will advise at assessment of the costs per service.

Neighbour Aid 8741 5999

    This service provides a volunteer home visiting scheme for the house bound, isolated and lonely. Services also include advocacy, phone communication, paying bills, dog walking, posting mail, shopping, and banking.

    The Coordinator will advise at assessment of the costs per service.

After Hours Peer Support 8741 5999

    This service provides social and recreational activities for adolescents and adults with a disability eg movies, basketball etc.

    The program is available to young people, aged 14-25 years who have a disability and live with their family or carer in the Auburn Local Government Area.

    The Coordinator will advise at assessment of the costs per service.

Flexible Respite

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