Aged Care Social Groups to Keep You Connected

Our social groups have something for everyone.

We run several community friendship groups to provide opportunities to learn, get involved and meet people, and to avoid becoming socially isolated.

We are flexible and responsive to changing needs and go out of our way to help you find groups and activities that you will enjoy.

View our calendar of social activities.

Social Support Services

Friendship Centre

The Melville Cares Friendship Centre is located in various locations around the City of Melville. Operating on a daily basis it provides an opportunity for people to regularly get together. Our Friendship Centre offers a range of activities including movies, concerts, picnics, arts, crafts and music.

Craft Friendship Groups (Part of the Friendship Centre)

Our ever-popular craft friendship groups meet up on a regular basis in various locations. We offer a variety of craft activities in a friendly and safe social environment. These groups are great for stimulating creativity while making new friends.

Social Group Outings

We know how important it is that meaningful relationships are maintained, to make new social contacts, and to continue to engage with the wider community.

Melville Cares organises social group outings for groups of up to 10 people. These can vary from luncheon outings, the movies or other forms of entertainment such as trips to Araluen, Fremantle and the Mandurah canals. We can offer one on one support on these outings if needed.

We also organise outings in the evenings on a regular basis. These social groups provide opportunities to visit restaurants, hotels, movies, shows and Christmas lights outings (seasonal).

Friendship Groups for People with Dementia

Run by experienced support staff, our interactive dementia program is designed to meet the needs of people with dementia.

Our aim is to provide opportunities to socialise, communicate and engage in a safe and stimulating environment. The program includes craft, suitable outings and various forms of entertainment. Fun is always on the agenda and a nutritional home cooked meal is prepared on-site for all participants. These groups also provide some respite for families and carers.

The program also includes our Dementia Café initiative which provides an opportunity for dementia clients and their families to connect with one another in a special safe place. Held on a regular basis at Westfield Booragoon and Hawaiian Melville, our venues are softly lit, calm environments to enjoy quiet interaction.

How Do I Access These Services?

If you are seeking aged care support, our services are accessible through the following funding options. If you are seeking support as veteran, please visit our Veterans’ Home Care page for further information.

Funding Options

There are three options available to you to fund our services:

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)
Access full or part government funding

Home Care Package (HCP) Levels 1 – 4
Access full or part government funding

Fully Self-fund

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

We are an approved provider of the government’s Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

The CHSP is designed to provide funding support to those with low level care needs. If you require one or two services to help you stay living at home, this is probably your best option.

To find out if you’re eligible for the CHSP and to apply for an assessment of your care requirements, visit My Aged Care online or call 1800 200 422.

Your assessment will determine the level of funding you can receive and any out-of-pocket expenses.

Home Care Package (HCP) Level 1 – 4

We are an approved provider of the government’s Home Care Packages (HCP) programme Levels 1 – 4.

If your care and support needs are complex and ongoing, you could be eligible for a HCP.

The packages are available in four levels, ranging from more basic care (Level 1) through to higher care (Level 4). The packages are designed to meet your ongoing and increasing care needs to help you remain in your own home.

All services are delivered in accordance with the Commonwealth Consumer Directed Care (CDC) guidelines for Home Care Packages.

To find out if you’re eligible for a HCP and to apply for an assessment of your care requirements, visit My Aged Care online or call 1800 200 422.

Your assessment will determine the level of funding you can receive and any out-of-pocket expenses.

Fully Self-fund

If you’re not eligible for funding support through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme or a Home Care Package, you have the option to self-fund.

Self-funding has the advantages of no waiting lists, no government assessments and less paperwork.

It also gives you complete flexibility to scale up or scale down your services as required.

To find out more, please contact Melville Cares on 9319 0900.

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