The City of Bayswater caters for senior members of the community in a variety of ways including 3 Seniors Centres
- Bayswater and
Seniors in the City of Bayswater can also benefit from the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program.
The Home and Community Care (HACC) Program is a cost-shared program between the Commonwealth and State/Territory governments. It provides funding for services that support people who live at home and whose capacity for independent living is at risk of premature or inappropriate admission to long term residential care.
The service philosophy promotes independence,, capacity building and connections to the community. The "Wellness" approach to home and community care enhances the quality of life and assists people remain in their homes.The HACC Program is a key provider of community care services to frail aged people and younger people with disabilities, and their carers.
The City of Bayswater HACC Program provides the following services:
- Community Transport
- Domestic Assistance
- Meal Preparation Service
- Social Support
- PAWS Pets and Well-being
- Socialisation Groups
- Centre Based Day Centre "Olive Tree House" and
- Bayswater Leisure and Information Service for Younger People with a Disability (BLIS)
Please visit the WA Government’s HACC website for an explanation of what each service entails.
Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. It is not one specific disease. Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Brain function is affected enough to interfere with the person’s normal social or working life. Most people with dementia are older, but it is important to remember that not all older people get dementia. It is not a normal part of ageing. Dementia can happen to anybody, but it is more common after the age of 65 years. People in their 40s and 50s can also have dementia.
The early signs of dementia are very subtle and vague and may not be immediately obvious. Some common symptoms may include:
• Progressive and frequent memory loss
• Personality change
• Apathy and withdrawal
• Loss of ability to perform everyday tasks.
Further information www.fightdementia.org.au/wa or contact 9388 2800 or Dementia Helpline 1800100500
Dementia - Adapting Your Home
The adapting your home free workshop has practical ideas, advice and types to enhance the abilities of the person living with dementia. Ideas are explored on creating a sensory garden and how to spend meaningful time with the person around the home environment. Visual cues and prompts in your home are important to maintain and support the independence and well being of the person with dementia. Participants gain understanding about how colour contrast and good lighting can optimise a person's vision, and what patterns and floor coverings to avoid. Each participant receives a full colour book with lots of practical and helpful tips, including a sensory planting guide and a room by room home safety check list.
Visit www.enablingenvironments.com.au or phone 9388 2800
Hearing loss can have far reaching effects on you and those around you. Currently one in six Australians is affected by hearing loss, and with an ageing population, the proportion of the population with hearing loss is projected to increase to one in every four Australians by 2050.
Hearing loss affects many older Australians and this can have a significant impact on quality of life, dealing with hearing loss can lead to a better quality of life through better communication, greater independence, improved wellbeing and stronger relationships within the community.
If you or someone you know is expericencing hearing loos, help is available through the Australian Government Hearing Serivces Program, visit www.health.wa.gov.au/hear or contact 1800 500726
Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA
Do you have arthritis which sometimes limits your social interaction? Perhaps you would like to make a new friend, a volunteer from Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA who will telephone you on a regular basis at a time mutually agreed upon. If you are interested in being part of the Social LInes Program, contact 9388 2199 or email email@example.com