2017-09-04 - Home Care Package at Yarra Healthy Life

On 04 September 2017, our thorough Home Care Package informational talk reached Yarra Healthy Life Chinese Social Group.


As a way of empowering the Chinese speaking seniors within the Community, the Chinese Nurse Association Australia found that many seniors struggled with communication due to language barriers. Various health care information and help is available for the senior community but they do not know how to access help or do not understand completely the type of help that is available for them.


Seeing this struggle, the Chinese Nurse Association Australia realised that this was a major hindrance in the senior community lives and this lack of knowledge and connection with the community would often lead to social isolation and senior depression. Hence, we decided to create these lecture talks that target suitable topics relevant for the senior community and present them in a mutual Chinese language to allow greater understanding.


Through our experiences, it was also found that many Chinese seniors value living at home but are faced with struggles due to their increasing frailty. As naturally caused with age, they are met with various health conditions and hindrances; they are not as active and mobile as before and their children have their own families and work to take care of.


Therefore, we have introduced our Government Funded Home Care Package talk to allow the senior community to continue living within their own homes with the little bit of additional help to allow them to have some peace of mind.


This talk has reached hundreds of Chinese speaking seniors within the Community and the majority of them have never heard about this program before. They react to the talk with great interest and have often approached our volunteers stating how grateful they are for an organisation like ours.


Through this talk, we hope we can introduce many senior individuals to the Government Funded Home Care Package in order for them to have the assistance and care that they deserve. We hope our talks empower and educate them to allow them to make wise decisions regarding their future and care.


If you know or are part of a senior social group that would like this talk (or other topics) presented at your gathering, please contact us on (03) 8812 2661 or email us at info@cnaai.org.au


在2017年9月4日那天,我們的綜合家庭護理服務講座為健康人生的會員們帶來全面性的在家養老訊息。


在支援華人社區的過程中,澳大利亞華人護士協會發現許多華裔長者們由於語言的關係,在溝通上面臨到許多的困難,即使政府及社區提供多樣的健康援助服務及相關資訊,他們卻無法得知這些訊息,也無法為他們自己爭取適合他們的社會援助。


澳大利亞華人護士協會意識到這樣的情況有可能會成為華裔長者們在澳大利亞養老的最大阻礙,知識上的不足及不頻繁的社交生活都有可能引起孤獨感並引發老年憂鬱傾向。因此我們決定發展一系列的講課項目,致力於將與長者相關的課題帶進社區當中,用他們最熟悉的普通話幫助他們了解在澳大利亞生活的權利。


根據我們的經驗,大部分的華人長者們都希望可以待在家養老,但是他們卻因為日漸衰老,身體越來越虛弱,許多疾病也漸漸找上自己,身體不再硬朗,生活也不再如年輕時一樣活躍,子女也因為有自己的家庭,工作及生活需要照顧,無法再全心全意的陪伴在他們身邊照顧自己的父母,因此,我們將政府的綜合家庭護理服務補貼介紹給許多長輩們知道,期望藉由政府的補助幫助年長的叔叔阿姨們有能力享受護理上的照護,並延長他們在家養老的時間。


通過我們到社區的講課,我們已經接觸到上百位的華裔長者了,幾乎所有的聽眾都對於綜合家庭護理服務極度陌生,對於其他政府的服務也完全不認識,在聽到我們的介紹後,他們對於這樣的補助非常的有興趣,也時常與我們的志工表達對澳大利亞華人護士協會的感謝。


我們期望在未來我們可以介紹更多的長者們給政府單位,幫助他們獲得他們應該享有的幫助及服務,也希望藉由我們的講課,可以讓他們對於未來養老的規劃有更進一步的了解。


如果你認識或是參與任何社區中心的服務,並願意將這課題帶進你的社區中,歡迎隨時聯繫我們,請撥打(03) 8812 2661 或寄email 至 info@cnaai.org.au

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