Community Visitors Scheme
Enriching the quality of life
The Community Visitors Scheme 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 for residents of Aged Care Homes (Nursing Homes or Aged Hostels) who have been identified as being lonely or at risk of social isolation and might benefit from having a regular friendly visitor. The Community Visitors Scheme also helps individuals establish links between people living in Aged Care Homes and their community. This becomes even more important for residents who are from a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds (CALD) and have limited fluency of English and therefore are faced with language barriers.
The Community Visitors Scheme 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 them with friendship and companionship. The Community Visitors Scheme Program targets Arabic and Spanish speaking residents by providing a volunteer that speaks the same language. It is a new initiative and targets those who are receiving a home care package.
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