GOC CARE Aged and Community Care Services

Mission Statement

GOC Care will provide community-based responses which support people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALDB) and the general community to remain at home and participate in their community.

Aged Care Services

  • Home and Community Care Program (HACC)
  • Community Aged Care Packages (CACP)
  • Extended Aged Care at Home Packages (EACH)
  • Extended Aged Care at Home - Dementia Packages (EACHD)
  • Omonoia Project
  • 60 & Better Program

Community Services

  • Community Services (Greek Welfare Centre)
  • Emergency Relief Program

Disability Services

  • Estia House
  • Carer Support

Special Projects

  • Mammogram Screening Program
  • "Living a Health Life" in partnership with Carers Qld and Anglicare

Sponsors

GOC Care values and relies on the generous contribution of people in the community.  This includes the:

  • Greek Welfare Centre Gift Fund
  • Estia Disability Gift Fund

Contact Us

GOC Care

36 Browning Street, South Brisbane  Qld  4101

PO Box 3620, South Brisbane  Qld  4101

Phone:  (07)  3844 3669

Fax:    (07)  3844 0967

Email:  goccare@gocstgeorge.com.au

Website:   www.gocstgeorge.com.au


Aged Care Services

Home and Community Care Program (HACC)

GOC Care’s Home and Community Care (HACC) services provide home-based care services for persons aged 65+ years (50+ years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and their carers under the Commonwealth HACC Program and the Community Care Program which is state funded for younger people with disabilities and their carers under 65 years (under 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people).

Services available:

  • Domestic Assistance
  • Meal Preparation
  • Personal Care
  • Social Support (shopping and accompaniment)
  • Assistance in accessing mainstream health and community services (information and language assistance)
  • Case Management

Day Care Respite Services

  • Day Respite Centres located at South Brisbane, Taigum and Gold Coast.
  • Dementia Specific Day Respite Service, Allied Health Services, Hydrotherapy, I SAFE, Podiatry

 Carer Support

For more details contact GOC Care Offices for GOC Care (HACC) Brochure and HACC Client Information Kit or for information on other HACC services go to www.health.qld.goc.au/hacc/

In-Home Care Packages

Community Aged Care Packages (CACP)

The Community Aged Care Packages, funded by the Federal Department of Health and Ageing, are co-ordinated packaged of services to assist people with complex care needs to remain living in their own home.  Clients seeking Community Care Packages assistance are assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) to determine eligibility and level of care required.

GOC Care Packages can provide assistance with most personal and household activities including:

  • Case Management
  • Showering
  • Shopping
  • Housework and light maintenance
  • Meals
  • Transport to appointments
  • Home Respite
  • Referral to other agencies
  • Spiritual/Cultural needs

For more details contact GOC Care Offices for GOC Care (CACP) Brochure and CACPS Client Information Kit or go to the Department of Health and Ageing website:  www.health.gov.au

Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH) Packages

EACH packages support clients needing a high or complex level of care to remain in their own homes.

An individually-tailored EACH package can provide:

  • nursing care
  • medication assistance
  • domestic assistance respite care
  • social support
  • meal preparation
  • transport
  • shopping
  • allied health services (eg. physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy)
  • personal care (hygiene / bathing and dressing)
  • mobility aids and equipment and clinical care aids

Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia (EACHD) Packages

We also provide EACHD packages for older people who experience various psychological and behavioural symptoms of dementia, and require a high level of care and support to continue living in their own homes.

Individually-tailored EACHD packages include all of the services above and input from qualified nurses, as well as access to allied health services as required.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for in-home care, clients must undergo an assessment with an Australian Government Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT).  The ACAT will assess the level of care required (ie. high or low), and establish how physical and psychological independence can be best maintained.

For more information, contact GOC Care or call the ACAT office in your area.

Fees

GOC Care receives funding from the Australian Government to provide in-home care packages.  Care recipients are required to pay a Government-determined fee.  We are able to negotiate fee reductions in situations of financial difficulty.

The Department of Health and Ageing outlines how fees are caculated for in-home care.

Omonoia Project

GOC Care is pleased to introduce Omonoia (Greek meaning "ομόνοια" - "concord / harmony), a new culturally appropriate care project promoting 'healthy, harmonious and happy living' amongst the Greek community's older people (65+ years) and their family carers in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Townsville.  This project is funded by the Federal Department of Health and Ageing.

What do we do?

  • Assist Greek older people and their family carers to replica panerai radiomir black seal access culturally appropriate, aged care services in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Townsville.
  • Provide resources and information to support family carers of Greek older people living with Dementia.
  • Promote and sustain healthy ageing for Greek older people and their carers including younger family members.
  • Develop and provide multi-media CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) educational resources for aged care service providers eg. Website, Facebook, You-tube, Dvd's.
  • Support service providers to help deliver culturally u-boat u-51 replica appropriate aged care for Greek older people and their carers.

In summary, the "Omonoia Project" provides:  readily Omega Double Eagle Replica accessible and cost effective multi-media cultural resources including Facebook, You-tube and web-based resources to inform service providers, about the Greek language, culture, faith, family structure and family dynamics, to assist them to better communicate with and cater more effectively to the needs of Greek older people and their families.

You can access our Facebook page- www.facebook.com/goccareomonoia

Cultural resources available to assist you in providing culturally and linguistically appropriate care to your Greek speaking clients and /or residents.http://www.gocstgeorge.com.au/resources/

 

60 and Better

The Program focuses on health ageing with social activities that are fun, educational and which promote health and well-being.

Community Services

Community Services (Greek Welfare Centre)

This service is part funded by Department of Communities and comprises:

Counselling (individual, family and group)

  • Individual and family support
  • Community education, information and resources
  • Community development
  • Emergency relief funds
  • Carer support
  • Youth activities
  • Senior citizens group
  • Woman’s exercise program
  • Volunteer program
  • Marriage education (pre-marriage, enrichment courses)
  • Links to Mental Health Services (Support to culturally specific services for individuals and families)
  • Playgroup program – promotion of Greek language and culture for children 1 – 5 years of age.  Playgroup meets every Wednesday in a bi-cultural atmosphere for pre-school and their mothers and grandmothers.

For more details contact GOC Care Offices for Community Services Brochure.

Emergency Relief Program

The Program is funded by the Department of Families and Community Services to offer community assistance for individuals and families experiencing financial crises.  Counselling and advice is also provided.

Disability Services

Funded by the Department of Disability Services Queensland

Estia House – Residential Respite Facility

Estia House is a 24 hour/7 days a week Respite facility that provides block respite from one to four weeks to children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities.

Carer Support

Estia Disability Parent Support Group meets monthly.

For more details contact GOC Care Offices for Estia House Information Kit.

Special Projects

  • Mammogram Screening Program
  • "Living a Health Life" in partnership with Carers Qld and Anglicare

For more details contact GOC Care Offices.