MRC’s Aged Care Service connects older people with social activities and support to live at home, be part of the community and to access services. We also provide cultural education to aged care service providers and to other community organisations.
Social Support Groups
Healthy Living Group
The Healthy Living Group meets every fortnight on a Wednesday for outings in and around Hobart. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet up with old friends, make new friends, get some exercise and visit different places. Clients either pack a picnic or stop somewhere for lunch.
This trip, on the first Monday of the month, allows people who would not normally be able to get to the cemetery to tend to their loved ones’ graves. The trips provide a supportive and shared environment for all participants.
For new and emerging communities, these groups provide an opportunity for clients to participate in day trips and other activities.
Our Day Centres include activities such as entertainment, exercise and information sessions. We provide morning tea and lunch at a reasonable cost. We can arrange transport if required.
- Wednesday: German speaking Day Centre
- Thursday: Chinese speaking Day Centre
- Friday: Multicultural Day Centre
Our client workers can help you access assistance with:
- Personal Care
- Outside activities
- Medical issues
- Legal and welfare matters
Home Care Packages
The Home Care Package program is a federal government initiative providing a coordinated package of services to support people to stay at home as they get older.
MRC’s Home Care Package Program specialises in providing a wide range of support to elderly people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds who want to remain independent and living at home. We encourage independence, good health, social connections and physical activity.
Examples of support provided include:
- support services, such as cleaning and gardening and basic home maintenance,
- transport to help with shopping, visiting the doctor or attending social activities
- personal care
- case management
Further information on the Home Care Package Program is available through My Aged Care or by phoning 1800 200 422. If you speak a language other than English call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450.
Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC)
PICAC works with older people from culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds, and their families, to make informed decisions about their aged care needs. The PICAC Project Officer also works with other service providers to deliver culturally appropriate care to people from CALD backgrounds.
- Assistance with access to the aged care system and the Australian Government’s My Aged Care (Link to http://www.myagedcare.gov.au/ open in new window)
- A range of translated aged care resources to CALD communities
- PICAC supports residential and community-aged care service providers to deliver culturally appropriate care to older people from CALD communities.
- PICAC provides culturally appropriate skills training and cultural briefing session to aged care staff