February 28, 2017
Thank you to Australian Multicultural Community Services (AMCS) for writing this guest post on their services. AMCS is a not for profit organisation providing help at home and other support services to seniors and their carers, in Melbourne and Greater Geelong.
At AMCS we have Information, Referral and Support Service (Specialised Support Program). This program is designed to support seniors who are facing barriers in accessing aged care services in order to remain living independently in their own homes.
Seniors can find it difficult to navigate through the service system and access care that best suits their needs. The My Aged Care Stage Two Wave 1 Research report compiled by Healthdirect Australia states that only 59% of consumers arranging assessments for eligibility for aged care are satisfied with the result. Seniors from diverse background are often faced with additional barriers as they lack confidence and language to express their needs.
Our speciality is in providing aged care services that are:
- Culturally appropriate and are delivered by skilled, qualified and caring staff
- Mostly free or low-cost
- Available in Victoria, with Home Care Packages also available in other states starting from February 2017.
The services include:
- Home Care Packages and private home care
- Commonwealth Home Support
- Assistance with self-care
- Social support groups
- Respite for carers
- Volunteer visits
- Emergency Relief
- Adult education
- Help to find work
AMCS has over 30 years experience in providing support to seniors, and specialises in working with multicultural communities. It has over 85 staff, who have a strong understanding of different cultures and languages, and are passionate about supporting the community.
For more information please visit Australian Multicultural Community Services website here, or contact Nadereh Edwards (Sector Support & Development Coordinator) on 03 8371 2332 firstname.lastname@example.org
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