Other Community Services

The Australian Nursing Home Foundation receives funding from multiple government programs to support older people, people living with dementia, their families and carers. These services include:

Community Visitors Scheme (CVS)

Australian Nursing Home Foundation provides a Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) that aims to enrich the quality of life of recipients of Commonwealth subsidised Home Care Packages from a friendly one-on-one visit by the volunteer community visitor. Community visitors will regularly visit the elderly they are matched with either weekly or fortnightly.

Activities can involve any activity from sharing a cup of tea or coffee, reading together, watching a favourite TV program, listening to music, playing a board game or simply having a chat,

Am I eligible?

CVS is available to recipients of Australian Government subsidised Home Care Packages who have been identified by their aged care provider as experiencing or at risk of experiencing social isolation, whether for social or cultural reasons or because of disability. Recipients should speak Chinese or Vietnamese.

Our service areas include 5 regions of Sydney: Inner West, South East Sydney, South West, Western and Northern Sydney.

Please contact us for any enquiries.

Tel: (02) 9784 0848
Fax: (02) 9784 0800

For further information please visit My Aged Care Website or call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422

Domestic Assistance and Social Support Service

This service is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).

Our service aims to support elderly Chinese and Vietnamese to live independently in their own home and community through the provision of basic support and maintenance services. Our services include: domestic assistance, friendly home visiting service, telephone or video conference monitoring, socialising and networking, and an individual shopping service.

There services are for older people from Chinese and Vietnamese backgrounds aged 65 or over, residing in Auburn, Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Holroyd and Parramatta.

Domestic Assistance and Social Support Service: (02) 9784 0837

Chinese Community Linkage Program: (02) 9784 0838

Vietnamese Community Linkage Program: (02) 9784 0839

Dementia Chinese Helpline

The Dementia Chinese Helpline is a partnership program run by ANHF and Alzheimer’s Australia NSW. The hotline provides important health information to the Chinese communities about dementia, memory loss, and the services available to help them in their own language. Callers who speak Mandarin or Cantonese are able to speak to bi-lingual trained volunteers and all the conversation will be treated as strictly confidential.
Enquiries may include information about dementia, early warning signs, available treatment and services, Chinese speaking doctors, behaviour of concern, Aged Care Assessment Team, nursing home, respite care, and ways of reducing the risk of dementia.

Dementia Chinese Helpline: 1800 300 386

So Wai Support Group

The So Wai Support Group was established in 2008 by a group of participants of the ‘Living with Memory Loss Program’ jointly organized by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW and ANHF. The guiding principle of the support group is “self help and support”. The support group is facilitated by the Dementia Day Care Coordinator at So Wai Lifestyle Activity Centre.

The group meets once a month at the Lucy Chieng Garden in Campsie. The group aims to provide support services to carers of people living with dementia. It also provides an excellent opportunity for carers to share and receive information as well as to obtain practical skills to assist those living with dementia. Activities include outings, education and training, visits to service organizations, stress management and relaxation, aromatherapy, gentle exercise and cooking demonstrations.

So Wai Lifestyle Activity Centre: (02) 8741 0228

Bernard Hor Resource and Education Centre

The Bernard Hor Resource and Education Centre is located in the head office of Australian Nursing Home Foundation. It is a well-stocked library of information and resources regarding aged care.

Please contact our office on (02) 8741 0218 or email: info@anhf.org.au to make an appointment to visit the Centre.