2017-03-30 - Home Care Talk at Springvale Mandarin Network

As we age, we may find certain tasks more difficult to handle. To ease the pressure and reduce the concerns that we have, we may require assistance to make ageing easier. A common question is ‘What type of help and services are available to assist us?’


Whilst there are many care options available for the senior community not all the time is it the most suitable option. The idea of entering into permanent care may seem daunting to many but the lack of care may put excess pressure on yourself and your cares as you find it more and more difficult to handle daily tasks.


To further support those that wish to reside within their own homes but require some assistance to do so comfortably, the Australian Government offers Home Care Packages and assistance for those that are eligible. The aim of this program is to provide assistance for seniors that reside within the community but are finding it difficult to manage due to physical ailments. This assistance may come in the form of domestic assistance, personal care assistance, companionship, transportation assistance or nursing care etc.


To bring awareness to this program, Chinese Nurse Association Australia has a specialised talk session available that is catered to the Chinese CALD community. This talk aims to further educate the Chinese senior community on what Home Care Packages is. This is to ensure that the Chinese community are also able to obtain the assistance that they deserve and to better understand this program in a common language.


Currently, CNAA is partnering with TSC Home and Community Care Service to assist the Chinese senior community with

- Bringing awareness and knowledge on this program via our educational talks

- Assistance with obtaining assessments to determine eligibility for these packages

- Organising care services that are suitable and meet your care needs (once you have been approved a package).


On Thursday, 30 March 2017, this talk reached the Springvale Mandarin Network. This talk has been extremely beneficial within the Community and has brought awareness to the assistance that is available within senior’s homes. Many senior individuals have shown great interest in this program and we have assisted to refer many individuals for further assessment of eligibility from their local Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs).

Shall you be interested in receiving more information about Home Care Packages or would like this talk to be presented within your social group or event, please get in contact with us on (03) 8812 2661 or info@cnaai.org.au



當我們年老時,我們可能慢慢察覺即使是處理生活中的瑣事都已經變得力不從心,為了減輕因為衰老給自己及家人帶來的壓力,還有減少我們所面臨的困難,我們最關心的問題便是:有沒有適合我們的服務,幫助我們擁有更簡單的老年生活?


雖然市面上有許多為老年社區所設置的護理計畫,但是並非每一項都是最合適的選擇。光是一想到可能要搬進養老院,就讓人卻步、感到無能為力,即使想要繼續待在家裡,但是自己越來越衰老的身體及體力完全無法幫忙分擔家務,只會持續增加家人的煩惱及負擔。


幸好澳洲政府聽到了我們這些長者的心聲,為我們設立了綜合家庭護理計畫,讓我們擁有經費聘請專業人員來家裡照顧我們,雖然我們已經沒有體力去處理家裡修繕、打掃等瑣事,甚至需要人幫忙穿衣、洗澡,但是有他們的協助及陪伴,我們再也不需要擔心這些事情該如何處理,甚至能享受護理照護,出外去走走散心。


為了幫助更多老年人們可以了解如此寶貴的資訊,澳洲華人護理協會安排專業的講課活動,並於2017年3月30日與史賓威華人互助會合作,將關於綜合家庭護理服務的訊息帶進華人社區中,並以他們最親近的語言 普通話,讓他們了解在澳洲生活的權益。當場便有幾位長者們要求澳洲華人護理協會幫他們向我的安老中心 (My Aged Care) 遞送申請書,等待安老服務評估組的到府評估。


如果您想了解更多關於綜合家庭護理服務的相關資訊,或是希望將相關講課帶進您的社區中心,請隨時與我們聯繫。


您可以撥打我們的專線 (03) 8812 2661,或是寄信到我們的信箱中info@cnaai.org.au,也歡迎加入我們的微信 Chinese_Nurse ,更多活動資訊將隨時更新。

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