Carer Support & Respite
Respite is designed to give a carer a break from what they are doing in their caring role. Our team of Home Support staff are available to provide Respite in the event of an unforeseen carer emergency.
Our Respite care services also enable carers to have a break to ensure that they do not burn out. Examples include going out socially, a special event or medical appointment, a family engagement, or just to have some time out from the caring role.
Respite Care and Carer Support services are available as part of our subsidised Commonwealth Home Support Program services (CHSP) or privately funded services.
The Aim of our In Home Support Services
To provide basic home and community support services so that frail older members of the community can continue to live independently in their own home and community. Our services provide assistance at home, support in getting out into the community, and a break for carers.
Eligibility to Access our In Home Support Services
Our services are prioritised to meet the needs of older people (over 65) and their Carers who are unable to manage at home without assistance due to frailty or disability.
While our services are targeted to members of the Jewish community, we also welcome and encourage referrals from other individuals over 65 who require assistance with home and community support to ensure independence is maintained.
Making a Referral
PRIVATE FUNDED SERVICES
For individuals wishing to access our services on a private/full fee basis, please contact our Home & Community Support Team for further information and to organise an introductory home visit.
CHSP FUNDED & SUBSIDISED SERVICES
For individuals wishing to access subsidised Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) services, you may prefer to complete the online referral form through My Aged Care or you may contact JCS directly to facilitate this for you.
Cost of Services
There is a set client contribution or fee for most of our In Home Support Services. Client contributions and fees will be discussed at the initial assessment. If you experience any difficulties in paying please discuss this with us because fees may be reduced in financial hardship. Contact us to obtain the latest contributions and fees schedule.