Latest News & Information
August 2017 Social Program
31 July 2017
Come and join us at one of our events during August. Our social inclusion and engagement program for August can be viewed and downloaded here
24 July 2017
We are currently recruiting for casual Home & Community Support staff in the Northern and Southern suburbs of Adelaide. Check out our careers page
Community Visitors Scheme
20 July 2017
Did you know that JCS offers community visiting as part of the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS)? The CVS is a free service that connects older individuals with a volunteer community visitor to provide regular visits and companionship. To learn more about our CVS, click here
12 July 2017
We are currently seeking a Volunteer Community Bus Driver to assist supporting older and frail individuals to remain socially connected to their community. To learn more about this role, please visit our seek volunteer page.
Privacy & your personal information
10 July 2017
Your privacy is important to us. We have updated our privacy brochure that outlines your rights and JCS obligations when it comes to privacy. To download a copy of our Privacy and your personal information brochure, click here.
JCS Contribution and Fee Schedule
03 July 2017
The latest contribution and fee schedule that covers CHSP subsidised services, home care package provider brokerage and full private services is available to download here
Find the help you need from My Aged Care
01 June 2017
If you’re finding it harder to do the things you used to, the Australian Government’s My Aged Care phone line and website can help you access aged care services to support you. Find the help you need with My Aged Care
May Community Connections
18 May 2017
Our May edition of Community Connections is now available. Click here to read the latest news and updates from JCS.
To view past news and information, visit our archived news page.
To learn how we promote active ageing through our Active Choices. Active People. model of service, click here for more information.
“JCS respects the client’s choice to involve an advocate of their choice, representing their interests, at any time and where it is the expressed wish of the client”.
To view our Advocacy Policy, click here
Aged Care Complaints Commissioner
From 1 January 2016 the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner is responsible for the management of complaints about the care and services provided to people receiving Australian Government subsidised aged care.
The Aged Care Complaints Commissioner provides a free service for anyone to raise their concerns about the quality of care or services being delivered to people receiving aged care services funded by the Australian Government.
To learn more, visit the Office of the Aged Care Commissioner Website
Your feedback is important to us so that we can learn what we are doing well and what areas we need to improve on.
To provide your feedback, click here
Health & Safety
“The safety and welfare of our people is our most important value. We are determined to operate our business so as to ensure that all our employees, volunteers, clients and contractors and the communities in which we operate are kept free of injury and illness”.
To view our Health & Safety Policy Statement, click here
Home Care Packages
JCS is an approved provider of aged care and our goal is to work alongside you to access all your care and well-being requirements so that you can get the most from your Home Care Package. To learn more about Home Care Packages with JCS, click here
Jewish Synagogues in Adelaide
Adelaide Hebrew Congregation, established 1848, opened its first synagogue in 1850. South Australia’s orthodox synagogue is at 13 Flemington Street, Glenside. Learn More.
Beit Shalom Synagogue, which is registered as Adelaide Progressive Jewish Congregation, was founded by a dedicated group of lay leaders in 1963 and is located at 39 Hackney Road, Hackney. Learn More.
Managing Heat and Heat Related Illness
South Australia can experience long periods of extreme heat so it is important to know what the effects of extreme heat are, who is at risk and how you can prepare for and cope during times of extreme heat.
A range of resources on heat and managing heat related illness are available from the SA Health Website
To view the comprehensive ‘Guide to coping and staying healthy in the heat’ click here
My Aged Care
My Aged Care has been established by the Australian Government to help you navigate the aged care system. The Gateway is part of the Australian Government’s changes to the aged care system which have been designed to give people more choice, more control and easier access to a full range of aged care services.
To learn more, visit the My Aged Care Website
Planning Ahead – Take control of your future today
Planning Ahead is about taking control of your future. It is about putting things in place. It means that your choices will be known and acted on if you cannot express them yourself at some time in the future.
This may happen if you have a sudden accident, become very ill or develop a condition that affects your memory and your planning ability.
Various legal tools are available to help secure future health, financial, legal and personal choices – such as an Advance Care Directive, Enduring Power of Attorney, Will and registration for organ and tissue donation. Making wishes known in advance can help reduce family stress and conflict during times of crisis.
It is never too early to plan ahead:
- Talk to your family now about your future wishes!
- Act now to protect your future rights, wishes, values and preferences!
Quality of Care Principles
The Quality of Care Principles 2014 set out the responsibilities of approved providers in providing care and services for residential and home care. The principles specify the care and services that an approved provider of residential care is to provide, set out the Accreditation Standards that must be met by a residential care service to achieve accreditation, specify the care and services that an approved provider of home care is to provide, and set out the Home Care Standards that a home care provider is expected to meet as a part of quality review.
To learn more about the Home Care Standards, click here
Privacy and your personal information
To download a copy of our Privacy & your personal information brochure, click here
For further information on Privacy and the Australian Privacy Principles, please visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website.
Rights and Responsibilities
The Charter of Care Recipients’ Rights and Responsibilities – Home Care outlines the rights and responsibilities of care recipients when receiving care in their home. From 27 February 2017 the Charter was amended, in line with the Increasing Choice in Home Care measure.
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