Community Aged Care Packages (CACP)

Community Aged Care Packages is one of the major services provided by the Elderly Australian Chinese Homes for the frail aged. The target group includes frail older people living in their own homes or rental accommodation. They have complex care needs and would qualify for admission to aged residential care facility but wish to continue to stay in the comfort of their own homes and community while still having the services they need.

The Department of Health and Ageing has given approvals and funding to the Elderly Australian Chinese Homes since July 1994. Currently EACH is providing services for 35 Chinese clients who are residing in the local government areas of Ashfield, Burwood, Strathfield, Bankstown, Canterbury, Marrickville and Canada Bay.

Objective

To provide a planned and co-ordinated package of community service as an alternative to residential care to the frail elderly Chinese, Indo-Chinese and Vietnamese.

Eligibility

Anyone who is over 65 can apply. Each application must meet the criteria of the Aged Care Assessment Team.

Service Fee

17.5% of the Age Pension as determined by the Government.

Services

  • Personal care
  • Meal preparation
  • Laundry
  • Housework and mowing
  • Mobility – assist with shopping, visits to doctors and dentists
  • Social interaction – outings, day activities and festival celebrations
  • Rehabilitative, emotional or dementia support
  • Assistance in bill paying
  • Assistance in welfare related matters
  • Home respite

Application

Browse: Apply for EACH Services
Form: Each Service Application Form [Word format] [PDF format]

Contact

Address: 35A Murray Street, Croydon NSW 2132
Phone: (02) 9744-8017
Fax: (02) 9747-6174

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