Our Clergy and Congregational Care Service works with religious congregational leadership teams and Diocese, supporting them to respond effectively to the complex issues of an ageing population by promoting active healthy ageing among their members.
Our service works collaboratively to understand the history, culture, charism and specific needs of a congregation and Diocese, develops a plan tailored to meet identified needs and provides support and coordination of service to individuals, enabling them to remain independent and active in the community.
The services we provide include healthy lifestyle information and activities, holistic individual assessment, follow up and case management and community service information.
We provide services to all older members of the congregation or Diocese, based on a contract arrangement, or we work with individuals on a fee for service basis.
Our aim is to assist and empower individuals to maintain their health and wellbeing, to support clients in accessing appropriate services, to meet their changing health needs as they age and to ensure a continuum of care.
Our comprehensive assessment and on going review of care needs enables our support services to be appropriately tailored to the individual. Our approach to care supports and encourages the “Ageing in Place” model by assisting people to live independently with the support of our staff.
This program can assist with:
- Case management
- Social support
- Pre and post hospital admission support
- Coordinate services for domestic and personal assistance
- Report on trends and emerging issues to religious congregations and Diocese
- Nursing services
- Develop individual care plans.