AGED CITY LIVING
Home Support Program
The program assists people who are 50 years and over (under 50 if from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background) and at risk of homelessness or are homeless, to remain in the community by accessing appropriate, sustainable and affordable housing and linking them to community services and support.
Aged City Living is funded through the Commonwealth Home Support Program to assist people who have experienced homelessness 65 years and over (50 and over if from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background), to be as independent as possible in their own home and access the support they may need in order to live healthy, active and fulfilling lives in the community.
The following services assist people who are 65 years and over (50 years and over if from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background) and at risk of homelessness or are homeless, to remain in the community by accessing appropriate, sustainable and affordable housing and linking them to community services and support.
Lifestyle and Health Service
This service offers a range of high quality and unique social support experiences that promote healthy lifestyle choices, social and community engagement, lifelong learning and physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
- Walking for pleasure and fitness
- Art and photography
- Coffee and Chat
- Community Lunches
Allied Health (Occupational Therapy) Service
This service aims to assist the older program participants to maximize their strengths and build skills to participate effectively in everyday activities. Occupations are seen as the everyday activities that occupy time and energy and give meaning to people’s lives.
The Occupational Therapist completes practical standardised and non-standardised assessments and interventions that support the older person's needs.
These can include:
- Functional and cognitive assessments – supporting clients to develop their independent living skills, manage their daily activities and maintain their tenancy.
- Home safety assessments – assisting older clients to age safely in their own environment and prevent admission to inpatient settings through prescription of equipment and home modifications
- Motivational interviewing and intervention – engaging clients in a process of re-motivation and recovery through purposeful activity
- Sensory screening and intervention – providing sensory profiling and specific strategies that empower the client to feel safe and secure in their environment and develop positive coping strategies
Home Support Service
Provides support to people who need short to medium term assistance with shopping, housekeeping and appointments.
Regional Assessment Service (RAS)
Aged City Living is a subcontractor with the Commonwealth’s Regional Assessment Service in partnership with APM Assessment Services.
The role entails providing face to face assessments and support to people who are 65 years and over (50 years and over if from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background) whose access to aged care services is being impeded by their complex circumstances, including homelessness and social and financial disadvantage.
In addition the role will include short term case management and linking support to enable the person to live in the community with dignity, safety and independence.
All Commonwealth Funded Services operate in the north, south, east and west metropolitan regions, within 15 kilometres of the CBD.
Home and Community Care
This program aims to provide a broad range of flexible, low level services to people who are under 65 years of age to promote independence in the home and community.
The Home and Community Care program is state-funded and operates in the eastern metropolitan region, and parts of the western and southern metropolitan regions.