Seniors

 

Community Options

Financed by the Department of Aging, Disability and Home Care

Community Options provides short or long term case management for people who are frail aged,

people with a disability [and their carers] to help them stay in their own home. They can

organize and coordinate a range of home and community services as well as preparing r

eferrals to medical services, financialcounseling and personal counseling services

 

ComPacs

ComPacks provides up to 6 weeks of co-ordinated services to assist a person returning safely to

home after a recent hospitalisation in a participating NSW public hospital. Referrals are required

by hospital staff.

 

Administered by the Bega Valley Shire Council

Shop 2, Cnr Auckland Street, Bega

PO Box 492 Bega, NSW, 2550
Phone: 02 6499 2464

Fax: 02 6499 2448

 

Aged Care Information Line
1800 500 853

 

Aged Care Complaints Scheme

Complaints about residential and community aged care

1800 550 552

 

Bega Valley Community Transport
Transport for frail aged, disabled people & carers
who need to attend doctors appointments within the Shire, Canberra or Batemans Bay.Transport also for shopping, recreational and social outings.
Mon-Fri 9.00am-4.30pm
02 6492 4188

 

Bega Valley Meals On Wheels PLUS

101 Bega Street, Bega
PO Box 860, Bega
Fax: 02 6492 4274
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Food Services Phone: 02 6492 4146

Respite & Neighbour Aid
Phone
: 02 6494 7456

 

Combined Pensioners & Superannuants
Association NSW (CPSA)

The CPSA speaks out for the rights of older people, people with disability and those living on low incomes. Become a member today to help protect yourself and your loved ones.

CPSA's very informative website: www.cspa.org.au

Phone: 1800 451 488

 

Dementia Advisory Service
Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Shires

Face-to-face counselling and information.

02 6492 6158

 

Meals on Wheels

Twofold Aboriginal Corporation

Jigamy Farm, Princes Hwy
PO Box 184 Eden NSW 2551
02 6495 6343

 

Roy Wotton Gardens

Cnr Alms & Bimmil Sts, Eden
02 6496 3557

 

NSW Seniors Cards
Are you 60 or over?

Discounts on goods and services.
Apply online at www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au

 

NSW Elder Abuse Helpline

Confidential HELPLINE - Information,
advice and referrals for people who experience,
witness or suspect the abuse of older people
living in their homes in NSW.
1800 628 221

 

Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)
Assessments to access community and residential care services
02 64957294

 

Alzheimer's Australia Bega Office

Information & resources available for people with dementia, carers and the community
02 6492 6158  or mobile 04 2700 7422

 

Bega Valley Mobile Respite Team
Short term respite for people with dementia who live in the community with a carer and who need assistance with behaviour management strategies
02 6492 6158

 

Blue Seaviews

Seniors
Community Centre

(Rear of Twofold Arcade)

Craft, outings, cards, & bingo
Phone Peta Long on 0408 274 568

or 6492 9620

 

BUPA Aged Care
22 Barclay St, Eden
02 6496 1422

 

Commonwealth Respite

& Carelink Centre

Community care and aged services
1800 052 222

Emergency respite outside business hours
1800 059 059

 

My Aged Care
Established by the Australian Government to help you navigate the aged care system.
You can call the My Aged Care 8am-8pm weekdays and 10am-2pm on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Phone: 1800 200 422

 

Seniors Information Service
Phone: 31 1244

 

 

TARS The Aged-care Rights Service including Older Projects' Legal service

Aged care and retirement village advocacy, information and legal advice for older people

02 9281 3600

1800 424 079

Telecross & TeleCHATTele-chat

Telecross is a service run by the Red Cross to assists the elderly and housebound in their own home.  Every day a trained Red Cross Volunteer makes a short telephone call to the Telecross client to ensure that they are safe and well.  If the call is not answered, a second call is made.  If this call goes unanswered an agreed emergency procedure will be activated and help arranged if necessary.

Telecross can be provided on a temporary basis, during a period of rehabilitation or when a carer is absent. People can refer themselves or be referred by a relative, friend or health professional.

Red Cross also provides a sevice called TeleCHAT; regular telephone calls to people who have little or no social connection with other people. Friendly volunteers call participants at an agreed time, generally once a week, for an open ended chat. Participants are matched with volunteers based on their interests, hobbies and availability.

To apply to use Telecross or TeleCHAT services, call 1300 885 698

To make an enquiry or donation call 1800 812 028

http://www.nsw.redcross.org.au