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Home Support and Aged Care Services

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My Aged Care

Call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or visit the website www.myagedcare.gov.au for information about what’s available and how to get help to;

Speech or hearing help - call the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and ask for 1800 200 422.

Language help - call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask for 1800 200 422. Information on My Aged Care in other languages.

My Aged Care Service Finder - Find services working in your local area including help with cleaning, showering, meals, minor home maintenance, home modifications, respite breaks, nursing care, dementia carer help, social support, transport, allied health, podiatry and psychologists.

All services need a referral from My Aged Care – call 1800 200 422

Hornsby Community Information Directory - Find more services and support groups for seniors in the Hornsby area.

Dementia Services - List of organisations providing services and support to dementia sufferers and their carers.

Elder Abuse Information

Research suggests that as many as 50,000 older people in NSW may have experienced some form of abuse.  The majority of alleged abusers are trusted family members, neighbours, friends or paid carers.

The NSW Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit offers a free service that provides information, support and referrals relating to the abuse of older people living in the community across NSW.

Visit www.elderabusehelpline.com.au or call 1800 628 221.

Aged Care Complaints - more information

If you are not satisfied with the level of aged care service, quality or manner in which it is provided you can lodge a complaint with the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner;

Mail: GPO Box 9848 Sydney 2000

Phone: 1800 550 552

Website: www.agedcarecomplaints.gov.au

Hornsby Shire Council home support and aged care projects


Hornsby Kuringai Home Modification and Maintenance Service
helps aged residents stay in their home longer largely by installing ramps and rails. A referral from My Aged Care is required – call 1800 200 422.

Find out more about Home Modification and Maintenance

Commonwealth Home Support Programme - Sector Support and Development Project Northern Sydney Region

The project works with Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers, Aboriginal Aged Service providers and the Aboriginal community in the Northern Sydney Region.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme - more information

The project works with Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers, inclusive of Aboriginal Aged Service Providers and the Aboriginal community in the Northern Sydney Region. The project aims to facilitate access to aged care services and build the capacity of providers by;

  • promoting collaboration and partnerships,
  • contributing guidance and encouraging peer support on new sector management and service delivery models and
  • supporting the resolution of issues as providers transition

In addition the project will provide sector support and development by ;

  • Liaising with Aboriginal health sector providers
  • Participating in Aboriginal community events to provide information and referral
  • Promoting the Commonwealth Home Support Programme to the Aboriginal Community
  • Raising issues with the Commonwealth Home Support Programme that affect Aboriginal service providers and their community
  • Consulting with Aboriginal Communities and service providers

Memory Problems - Information for people with dementia and their carers

Contact: Madeline Yan on ph 9847 6061 or email myan@hornsby.nsw.gov.au

Dementia Resources and Contacts

Dementia Australia NSW
Local: 1800 100 500
National: 02 9449 3576
Web:dementia.org.au

CCBN - Community Care + Wellbeing
Phone: 1300 002 262
Northern Sydney Dementia Advisory Service
Carers Support

Pennant Hills Dementia Carers Group
Phone:02 9485 7588&
Location: Pennant Hills Community Health Centre
5 Fisher Avenue, Pennant Hills
Web: cpsa.org.au/atlas/pennant-hills-dementia-carers-group/

Chantal Dementia Day and Overnight Respite Cottage Service & Weekend Respite Care
Phone: 02 9489 3592  
Location: McQuoin Park, 28 McAuley Place, Waitara
Web: www.catholiccommunityservices.com.au

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