Jubilee calendar now available

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Jubilee calendar now available

Have you received one of our 2023 calendars yet? The calendar will be distributed by support workers as they visit your home for services during January.

Its design is slightly different this year. Gone are the staff headshots that used to hang on your wall. Instead, these will be published through our newsletter twice a year to remain more timely. Make sure you keep an eye out when our April newsletter is published to have this information.

If you are still waiting on a calendar, or know someone who would like one, please feel free to talk to your support worker who can bring one next time they visit.

Jubilee Community Care also has copies of an activities book called Staying Connected, published by the RU OK? charity. The booklet contains word puzzles and other activities alongside personal stories and practical tips to build connections with other older Australians. If you would like a copy ask your support worker to bring one to your home when they next visit.


Jubilee receives Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust grant

A grant from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust helped fuel the festive spirit with the money going towards the Client Christmas Party in mid-December.

Our interim CEO Gary and community engagement officer Vidya were on hand to receive the grant at a ceremony with Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner and his wife Nina, pictured.


Charter of Aged Care Rights

Your rights as a recipient of Jubilee Community Care services is very important to us. At all stages of the client relationship we aim to uphold your entitlements as detailed in the Federal Government’s Charter of Aged Care Rights.

The Charter, available in numerous languages, outlines your rights as an aged care consumer and how you can exercise them. It also includes some information about your responsibilities as an aged care consumer.

These rights include the right to:
1. safe and high quality care and services;
2. be treated with dignity and respect;
3. have your identity, culture and diversity valued and supported;
4. live without abuse and neglect;
5. be informed about your care and services in a way you understand;
6. access all information about yourself, including information about your rights, care and services;
7. have control over and make choices about your care, and personal and social life, including where the choices involve personal risk;
8. have control over, and make decisions about, the personal aspects of your daily life, financial affairs and possessions;
9. your independence;
10. be listened to and understood;
11. have a person of your choice, including an aged care advocate, support you or speak on your behalf;
12. complain free from reprisal, and to have your complaints dealt with fairly and promptly;
13. personal privacy and to have your personal information protected;
14. exercise your rights without it adversely affecting the way you are treated.
When you started receiving Jubilee services a copy of the Charter of Aged Care Rights was presented to you. If you need another copy, or would like to discuss anything in the Charter, please phone us.


Changes to Seniors Card eligibility

Are you aware of the changes to the eligibility requirements surrounding the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC)? The income test changes were made in late 2022 and mean someone who previously did not qualify for the card might now be able to get one.

You can receive a card if you are of Age Pension age; meet residence rules; you are not be getting a payment from Services Australia or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs; you provide a Tax File Number or be exempt from doing so; you meet identity requirements; and meet the income test.

New limits apply to the income test with applicants now needing to earn less than $90,000 a year if you’re single; $144,000 a year for couples; or $180,000 a year for couples separated by illness, respite care or prison. There is no assets test.

The benefits of the CSHC include cheaper medicine under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, potential access to bulk-billed doctor visits; and a refund for medical costs when you reach the Medicare Safety Net.

For more information phone 132 300, Monday to Friday 8am-5pm or visit their website.


Aged Care directory

Here is a handy list of phone numbers and websites which you may need now or in the future. 

**  My Aged Care: Phone 1800 200 422 or visit the website by clicking here.
**  Dementia Australia: Phone 1800 100 500 or visit the website by clicking here.
**  Meals on Wheels Queensland: Phone 1300 909 790 or visit www.qmow.orgthe website by clicking here.
**  Continence Foundation of Australia: Phone 1800 330 066 or visit the website by clicking here.
**  Arthritis Queensland: Phone 1800 011 041 or visit the website by clicking here.
**  Hearing Australia: Phone 134 432 or visit the website by clicking here.
**  Carers Queensland: Phone 1300 747 636 or visit the website by clicking here.
**  Heart Foundation: Phone 131 112 or visit the website by clicking here.
**  Diabetes Queensland: Phone1800 177 055 or visit the website by clicking here.
**  Seniors Immunisation: Phone 1800 020 103 or visit the website by clicking here.
**  Lifeline Loss and Grief: Phone 131 114, visit the website by clicking here.
**  MensLine Australia: Phone 1300 789 978 or visit the website by clicking here.
**  ADA Australia (Aged and disability advocates): Phone 1800 818 338 or visit the website by clicking here.
**  Stroke Foundation: Phone 1800 787 653 or visit the website by clicking here.
**  Healthy Bones Australia: Phone 1800 242 141 or visit the website by clicking here.
**  Seniors Enquiry Line: Phone 1300 135 500, visit the website by clicking here.
**  Seniors Card: Phone 137 468 or visit the website by clicking here.
**  Companion Card: Phone 137 468 or visit the website by clicking here.
**  Australian Organ Donor Register: Phone 1800 777 203 or visit the website by clicking here.
**  Cancer Council Queensland: Phone 131 120 or visit the website by clicking here.
**  Department of Veterans Affairs: Phone 1800 838 372 or visit the website by clicking here.
**  Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission: Phone 1800 951 822 or visit the website by clicking here.
**  Palliative Care Queensland: Phone 3842 3242, visit the website by clicking here.
**  Elder Abuse Helpline: Phone 1300 651 192 or visit the website by clicking here.