The information below is to assist in providing information on home care support, housing options for over 55’s within the City of Kalamunda along with helpful resources to assist older people.
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Did you know Australia wide 1 in 6 older people will experience some form of abuse?
If you or someone you know
is experiencing elder abuse,
or has a question about
elder abuse, please call the
WA Elder Abuse Helpline
on 1300 724 679 for a
confidential discussion. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.
The helpline is funded by
the Department of
Communities and operated
by Advocare, a not-for-profit
organisation that supports
and protects the rights of
older people in Western
Australia through advocacy,
information and education.
Elder abuse is any act that causes harm to an older person, occurring within a relationship of trust, whether it's a family member, friend or carer. Abuse can take many forms and includes:
Call 1300 724 679.
The State Government provides information on a variety of housing options for over 55’s on the Seniors Housing website. Information covers topics such
as staying in your own home, specialised accommodation (lifestyle communities) and general advice on renting and handling housing contracts and agreements.
The Seniors Housing Advisory Centre also provides free, independent information and advice regarding a range of aged housing options
in Western Australia.
For more information contact the Seniors Housing Advisory Centre:Website: http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/consumer-protection/about-seniors-housing-advisory-centrePhone: 1300 367 057Email: email@example.comAddress: Level 2, 140 William Street, Perth
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Safe & Found WA is an initiative introduced by Western Australia Police Force (WA Police Force) and Australia Medic Alert Foundation.
Safe & Found supports people living with dementia, autism or a cognitive impairment who might be at risk of becoming lost or reported as missing, by ensuring Police have immediate access to critical information to assist when undertaking search operations.
A detailed profile outlining your personal history and characteristics is completed ahead of time, and kept securely along with a recent photo, on the Safe & Found database for Police to access immediately if you go missing.
A Safe & Found ID bracelet is included with your membership to protect you when you're out in public. Your bracelet is engraved with the details needed to return you to safety should you appear lost or disoriented.
Find out more: Safe & Found
Some websites to assist with aged care and housing options
The My Aged Care is the starting point to access Australian Government funded services for aged care. My Aged Care can help you find out about:
Home care packages help you or your loved one stay at home longer by providing support where it's needed. Each eligible senior will be allocated a home care package that offers the right level of support for their assessed care needs. However a persons needs often change over time, so it's important to reassess whether an existing home care package is meeting your needs or those of your loved one as time goes by.
Even if you or a loved one have been previously denied a package, you can apply for a home care package again. This is because a person may become eligible if their care needs change. Reassessment can ensure you or your loved one can access the right level of care at all times.
For more information contact My Aged CareWebsite: https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/Phone: 1800 200 422Contact
If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, My Aged Care can help through the National Relay Service.
Phone: 1800 555 677* and ask for 1800 200 422*.
If you need an interpreter, My Aged Care can help through the Translating and Interpreting Service.
Phone: 131 450 and ask for 1800 200 422*.
Seniors Information Directory
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.