Aged Care Services
Western Sydney MRC offer a range of aged care services to assist older people and their carers live independent, active lives and engage in the community. We can also assist refugees and migrants access My Aged Care through our casework services.
Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
Western Sydney MRC has the following programmes funded by the Department of Health for people over 65 who have been assessed by My Aged Care. Our programs cater for the culturally and linguistically diverse community in the Liverpool and Fairfield area.
We offer structured group activities at the Western Sydney MRC office where older people can make friends and learn new skills such as painting and learning how to use the internet.
Flexible respite for carers
We provide support in the home to provide carers from their careering responsibilities. This can be short-term, one off support or ongoing.
We can support older people access the community, this may be to access a doctor’s appointment, social group or explore your local area.
How to get supportTo make a referral and other information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information or if you have any questions regarding our CHSP services, please contact Western Sydney MRC reception on (02) 8778 1200.
Community Visitors Scheme (CVS)
The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is an initiative of the Australian Government and is funded nationally by the Department of Health and Ageing.
The aim of this program is to enrich the quality of life of residents of Aged Care Homes (Nursing Homes or Aged Hostels) who have been identified as being lonely or socially isolated and might benefit from having a regular friendly visitor.
In addition, the CVS also helps to establish links between people living in Aged Care Homes and their community. This becomes even more relevant for residents who are from a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse background (CALD) and have limited fluency of English and therefore are faced with language barriers.
CVS currently caters for 25 nursing home residents
The program provides a great opportunity for volunteers to get out and visit those who are socially isolated and provide friendship and companionship. The CVS Program targets Arabic and Spanish speaking residents by providing a volunteer that speaks the same language.
Community Visitors Scheme Home Visiting Program is a new initiative and targets those who are receiving a home care package. Western Sydney MRC currently has 5 available places in this program.
Find out more about volunteering opportunities for CVS and other programs.