Find out what’s going on during February and March, in our latest newsletter. Client Newsletter February 2018
Your client newsletter is out now! For anyone receiving and invoice or statement, you can expect to receive a printed copy in the mail in the next week or so.
Alternatively, you can download the document here.Client Newsletter August September 2017
By RAP, we mean Reconciliation Action Plan. We are very proud to have developed a RAP to put in place a structure to achieve our Reconciliation Vision, to service the unmet need in the Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander communities for community care and to build the business.
The Reconciliation Vision is: To become a recognised provider on the Central Coast and in The Hunter of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community care by building strong relationships with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities through collaboration, providing employment opportunities and to ensure that Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples have access to our quality services. This will necessarily require a growth in funding and services.
That Adssi HomeLiving Australia is a culturally safe place for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander clients and staff where:
- Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cultures are affirmed and celebrated
- Opportunities are provided to overcome disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples of shorter life expectancy, poorer health and lower levels of employment than non-Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander peoples, and;
- Adssi HomeLiving Australia is an organisation free of discrimination.
The Adssi HomeLiving Australia Reconciliation Action Plan has been developed by internal consultation with staff and through the support of Lindsay Stanford, Principal Consultant, Blakworks Employment Solutions.
The artwork pictured here is titled MUNDOE-NURRA. The meaning is Walking Together on Country. The footprints represent the people walking together, the inner circle is our community showing the ocean and lakes, the outer ring is our land. The outer circles are the people who we reach out to and serve.
Kevin Duncan of the Gamilaroi, Mandandanji and Awaba peoples is the artist. Kevin has practiced cultual art for well over 50 years and his work has been exhibited in galleries both here and overseas.
We are very excited to announce we can now provide Home Care Package support in 3 regions: Central Coast, Northern Sydney and Maitland.
Home Care Packages (HCP) are designed to provide more complex support in your home. HCPs come in 4 Levels, ranging from 1 for lower level support, up to Level 4 for people requiring daily support to manage living at home. Services included in a HCP can include personal care (showering, dressing), meal preparation, transport, allied health, nursing, personal alarms and household chores.
Each level of HCP provides a different subsidy amount which contributes to the total cost of your care. It is also expected you will make a contribution to this cost, dependent on your personal circumstances.
If you’ve been approved for any level Home Care Package in any of our 3 regions, please give us a call on 1300 578 478 and have your AC number handy. A family member can make the call on your behalf and we’ll discuss how we can help.
For more information on aged care support in your home, visit www.myagedcare.gov.au
Adssi HomeLiving Australia and Coast Community Connections will continue to work together collaboratively in the best interests of all our clients, however the two entities will not be merging. We are looking forward to future opportunities.
Adssi HomeLiving Australia’s respite camps at Breakaway Lodge in San Remo are available to Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) clients.
Our one day Christmas In July camps give you a taste of what to expect – come and try for yourself!
You can tour the beautiful surrounds, comfortable and accessible accommodation and try the fantastic food!
The camps are supported by staff experienced in disability, high medical needs and aged care. Volunteers provide companionship and care for all campers.
Overnight respite camps include accommodation, bedding and linen, all meals and activity programs. Dietary requirements catered for.
One Day Camp Cost: $171.45
CHSP Subsidy: $161.25
Cost to you: $ 10.20
3 dates to choose from:
- Wednesday July 5
- Thursday July 6
- Friday July 7
- Morning Tea
- Christmas-style Lunch
- Community Transport Provided
All Areas Wheelchair Accessible
Choose from one of 3 dates. Numbers are strictly limited and RSVP is essential.
To book please call us on 1300 578 478.
Find out what’s going on with all the latest information in your client newsletter Client Newsletter June July 2017
Earlier this year we hosted two very popular and successful ‘Tea & Technology for Seniors’ seminars. Thanks to the generosity of The Elderslee Foundation, we can announce we are hosting another 6 across the Central Coast!
If you have questions about iPads, Apps or finding things on the internet, come along to this relaxed and informative session. It’s hands on (bring your iPad or iPhone), friendly and fun.
When: Wednesday 21st June 10am – 1.00pm
Where: Wyong RSL, Anzac Avenue, Wyong
What: Technology for Seniors information session
Cost: FREE + we’ll shout you morning tea!
RSVP: Essential please – phone us on 1300 578 478 to book your spot – feel free to bring a friend 🙂
Upcoming dates and venues:
Friday 21 July at Toukley Senior Citizens’ Club
Tuesday 1 August at Diggers at The Entrance
Thursday 3 August at Gosford RSL
Tuesday 12 September at Mingara
Thursday 14 September – TBC
We have been advised by a quick-thinking client that people posing as representatives of the Fire Brigade are calling residents on the Central Coast to offer to replace the battery in their home smoke alarm. Please note the Fire Brigade do not randomly offer such a service. If you receive a call like this, hang up immediately and do not let anyone in your home posing as being there to assist with this task.
You can report a scam here: https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/report-a-scam
The Australian Government is focused on improving outcomes for older people in Australia through support for wellness and reablement approaches. Wellness and reablement is about helping older people to live independently, achieve their goals, stay connected to their communities and improve their quality of life.
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