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Helping Hand

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Name: Brooke Taylor

Position: Client Liaison Coordinator

Email: info@helpinghand.org.au

Website: http://www.helpinghand.org.au/about-us/donate/

Address

PO Box 66

North Adelaide SA 5006

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Our Mission / Objective

Helping Hand Aged Care is committed to research, innovation and the
enhancement of services in aged care. Our mission is to provide innovative and responsive services for older people, which support them to have the best quality of life.

We believe that choice of service, independence and dignity, is the right of all older Australians, and we ask you to work with us on meeting the challenges of the future.

Our Services

Our residential aged care homes are located in North Adelaide, Mawson Lakes, Ingle Farm, Parafield Gardens, Lightsview, Golden Grove, Clare, Jamestown and Port Pirie.

Our home care services are available as part of a government package of care, or as private services, and includes domestic assistance, personal care, home and garden maintenance, nursing care, social support, carer and respite support, mental health and wellbeing support.

Physical therapy services are available in your own home, or in one of our wellness centres co-located at our residential aged care homes, and includes occupational therapy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, podiatry, speech pathology, exercise physiology, social work.

Our Beneficiaries

Our priority is assisting older people and their carers to have the best quality of life. 

Projects in Progress

We are currently having major building and facilities upgrades at several of our homes, and have recently opened a new aged care home in Golden Grove. 

Our home care services reach across metropolitan Adelaide, and have expanded throughout the Lower North, Mid North, Barossa, and Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas and assist thousands of older South Australians retain independence in their own homes. 

Our People

CEO

Chris Stewart, CEO

Leadership Team

Adrian Ware – Chief Financial Officer

Jenny Hall – Executive Manager Residential Services

Rob Heinjus – Executive Manager Home Care Services

Samantha Giorgatzis – Executive Manager Marketing and Customer Experience

Julie Goods – Executive Manager People and Culture

Vicki York – Executive Manager Care Governance

Names of Board Members

Professor Brenda Wilson AM (Chair)

Chris Stewart (CEO)

Erica Benn

Silvia Caricasole

Jason Cattonar

Priya Chadha

John Harvey

Reverend Gayle McClimont

Angela Scarino

Assoc. Professor Craig Whitehead

Number of Employees

1200

Number of Volunteers

400

Registration Information

ABN

19 636 743 675

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

From our earliest days, our organisation has been the recipient of generous bequests and gifts from individuals.   Through the decades, their generosity and foresight have become an integral part of the Helping Hand story.

The decision to leave a gift or bequest is a wonderful gesture. We would be truly honoured (and humbled) if you were considering acknowledging Helping Hand in your will in this way. 

There are a number of ways you can leave a gift or bequest to Helping Hand: 

  • A specific bequest – you may wish to nominate a particular asset such as property or land, life insurance, shares, investments, works of art or other valuables.
  • A residuary gift – a share of your estate after all other commitments have been settled
  • A pecuniary legacy – a donation of a sum of money

If you are thinking of leaving a bequest to Helping Hand, please call us on 1300 653 600

 

General Donations

Established in 1953, Helping Hand is trusted South Australian not-for-profit organisation.

Every year, we positively impact on the lives of more than 7000 older South Australians across metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australian. 

Every day, we create communities and experiences to enable older people to live their best lives.

As an accredited aged care provider, Helping Hand receives Federal Government funding and there are specific guidelines on where we can allocate these funds.  As a result, fundraising, donations and bequests play a much-appreciated role in helping us creating meaningful experiences for older South Australians and their families. 

All donations over $2 to Helping Hand are tax deductible.

You can also contact us on 1300 653 600 to organise a donation over the phone or by mail.

Thank you for your support

Read more on our website: http://www.helpinghand.org.au/about-us/donate/ 

Other support

Tovertafel

Once you have seen the Tovertafel in action, you will never forget it. Tovertafel is an interactive projector that is designed for people living with dementia and encourages them to play, engage and connect.  Tovertafel stimulates physical, social and cognitive activity and can be shared with family and friends of every age, including children.

In 2019, the Auxiliary group at Ingle Farm Residential Care raised $15,000 to purchase and install a Tovertafel console for their residents.  The response and the joy it brings people has inspired Helping Hand to embark on its own fundraising campaign to purchase a Tovertafel at eight residential care homes. 

To make this happen, we need to raise $120,000. Every donation will bring us a step closer to bringing the magic of Tovertafel to our residents.

Click here to watch a short video on the Tovertafel experience. 

Buy an experience 

Donations to our ‘Buy an experience’ campaign go towards creating memorable and meaningful experiences for people in our care.  It could be a trip to the beach, a meal in a restaurant or going to a concert or a footy match.   The choice of experience is always up to the client, and your donation helps us make it a reality for them. 

For someone who is not able to fund the experience themselves, the generosity behind each donation adds so much to the experience itself. 

‘Buy an experience’ is available to everyone who receives services from Helping Hand – whether they are living in our residential care homes, our retirement villages or receiving help at home through our Home Care services.   You decide where your donation goes.

The Helping Hand Dementia Scholarship – in memory of Mrs Anne Gibson. –  

The Helping Hand Dementia Scholarship – in memory of Mrs Anne Gibson, is a learning opportunity for Helping Hand staff working across every level of our organisation.

We wanted to create pathways for staff to learn more about people living with dementia and to support them share their passion for creating positive change in their working environment.

The scholarship hopes to create a legacy of learning around the role we all play in supporting people living with dementia.      

The scholarship is primarily funded by Helping Hand and we welcome donations from staff and donors to increase the range of opportunities we can offer. 

In Memoriam 

Many families and friends choose to honour the life and memory of the person they loved with a donation to Helping Hand.    

These donations go on to create meaningful experiences for the people in our care that reflect our values of compassion, community, respect and excellence.

Helping Hand can also liaise with funeral homes to arrange Helping Hand donation envelopes for the service.  Families will be notified of all the donations that have been received. 

Entertainment Book

The Entertainment Book is now completely digital and still offers fantastic deals for dining out, travelling, cinema tickets, car rentals and so much more. 

20% of every membership purchased through Helping Hand goes directly into our fundraising activities.  

To support Helping Hand and purchase an Entertainment membership CLICK HERE

 

Read more on our website about our current fundraising campaigns and to make a donation: http://www.helpinghand.org.au/about-us/donate/ 

Work with us

We have some of South Australia’s most talented people helping us to shape the future of aged care, and we want you to join us. We’re proud of the caring, engaged and thoughtful staff in our organisation – this pride comes from knowing we are genuinely making a difference to the lives of those around us.

If you’d like to join us and make a difference to the lives of older South Australians, please apply for any of the roles we currently have available on our website.

Volunteer with us

Volunteers play a vital role in supporting and enriching the lives of older people. It is a chance to form strong friendships and be valued for what you do. You can also learn new skills and build on the ones you have.

There are many opportunities for volunteering at Helping Hand in our residential care homes or through our home and community care programs across Adelaide and regional South Australia. To apply for specific volunteer roles we currently have available, visit our page on Seek Volunteering.

If you didn’t find anything there that interests you, but you’d still like to volunteer with Helping Hand, please phone us on 1300 653 600 or fill in our Volunteer Application Form, and a Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch.

Our Mission / Objective

Helping Hand Aged Care is committed to research, innovation and the
enhancement of services in aged care. Our mission is to provide innovative and responsive services for older people, which support them to have the best quality of life.

We believe that choice of service, independence and dignity, is the right of all older Australians, and we ask you to work with us on meeting the challenges of the future.

Our Services

Our residential aged care homes are located in North Adelaide, Mawson Lakes, Ingle Farm, Parafield Gardens, Lightsview, Golden Grove, Clare, Jamestown and Port Pirie.

Our home care services are available as part of a government package of care, or as private services, and includes domestic assistance, personal care, home and garden maintenance, nursing care, social support, carer and respite support, mental health and wellbeing support.

Physical therapy services are available in your own home, or in one of our wellness centres co-located at our residential aged care homes, and includes occupational therapy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, podiatry, speech pathology, exercise physiology, social work.

Our Beneficiaries

Our priority is assisting older people and their carers to have the best quality of life. 

Projects in Progress

We are currently having major building and facilities upgrades at several of our homes, and have recently opened a new aged care home in Golden Grove. 

Our home care services reach across metropolitan Adelaide, and have expanded throughout the Lower North, Mid North, Barossa, and Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas and assist thousands of older South Australians retain independence in their own homes. 

Our People

CEO

Chris Stewart, CEO

Leadership Team

Adrian Ware – Chief Financial Officer

Jenny Hall – Executive Manager Residential Services

Rob Heinjus – Executive Manager Home Care Services

Samantha Giorgatzis – Executive Manager Marketing and Customer Experience

Julie Goods – Executive Manager People and Culture

Vicki York – Executive Manager Care Governance

Names of Board Members

Professor Brenda Wilson AM (Chair)

Chris Stewart (CEO)

Erica Benn

Silvia Caricasole

Jason Cattonar

Priya Chadha

John Harvey

Reverend Gayle McClimont

Angela Scarino

Assoc. Professor Craig Whitehead

Number of Employees

1200

Number of Volunteers

400

Registration Information

ABN

19 636 743 675

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

From our earliest days, our organisation has been the recipient of generous bequests and gifts from individuals.   Through the decades, their generosity and foresight have become an integral part of the Helping Hand story.

The decision to leave a gift or bequest is a wonderful gesture. We would be truly honoured (and humbled) if you were considering acknowledging Helping Hand in your will in this way. 

There are a number of ways you can leave a gift or bequest to Helping Hand: 

  • A specific bequest – you may wish to nominate a particular asset such as property or land, life insurance, shares, investments, works of art or other valuables.
  • A residuary gift – a share of your estate after all other commitments have been settled
  • A pecuniary legacy – a donation of a sum of money

If you are thinking of leaving a bequest to Helping Hand, please call us on 1300 653 600

 

General Donations

Established in 1953, Helping Hand is trusted South Australian not-for-profit organisation.

Every year, we positively impact on the lives of more than 7000 older South Australians across metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australian. 

Every day, we create communities and experiences to enable older people to live their best lives.

As an accredited aged care provider, Helping Hand receives Federal Government funding and there are specific guidelines on where we can allocate these funds.  As a result, fundraising, donations and bequests play a much-appreciated role in helping us creating meaningful experiences for older South Australians and their families. 

All donations over $2 to Helping Hand are tax deductible.

You can also contact us on 1300 653 600 to organise a donation over the phone or by mail.

Thank you for your support

Read more on our website: http://www.helpinghand.org.au/about-us/donate/ 

Other support

Tovertafel

Once you have seen the Tovertafel in action, you will never forget it. Tovertafel is an interactive projector that is designed for people living with dementia and encourages them to play, engage and connect.  Tovertafel stimulates physical, social and cognitive activity and can be shared with family and friends of every age, including children.

In 2019, the Auxiliary group at Ingle Farm Residential Care raised $15,000 to purchase and install a Tovertafel console for their residents.  The response and the joy it brings people has inspired Helping Hand to embark on its own fundraising campaign to purchase a Tovertafel at eight residential care homes. 

To make this happen, we need to raise $120,000. Every donation will bring us a step closer to bringing the magic of Tovertafel to our residents.

Click here to watch a short video on the Tovertafel experience. 

Buy an experience 

Donations to our ‘Buy an experience’ campaign go towards creating memorable and meaningful experiences for people in our care.  It could be a trip to the beach, a meal in a restaurant or going to a concert or a footy match.   The choice of experience is always up to the client, and your donation helps us make it a reality for them. 

For someone who is not able to fund the experience themselves, the generosity behind each donation adds so much to the experience itself. 

‘Buy an experience’ is available to everyone who receives services from Helping Hand – whether they are living in our residential care homes, our retirement villages or receiving help at home through our Home Care services.   You decide where your donation goes.

The Helping Hand Dementia Scholarship – in memory of Mrs Anne Gibson. –  

The Helping Hand Dementia Scholarship – in memory of Mrs Anne Gibson, is a learning opportunity for Helping Hand staff working across every level of our organisation.

We wanted to create pathways for staff to learn more about people living with dementia and to support them share their passion for creating positive change in their working environment.

The scholarship hopes to create a legacy of learning around the role we all play in supporting people living with dementia.      

The scholarship is primarily funded by Helping Hand and we welcome donations from staff and donors to increase the range of opportunities we can offer. 

In Memoriam 

Many families and friends choose to honour the life and memory of the person they loved with a donation to Helping Hand.    

These donations go on to create meaningful experiences for the people in our care that reflect our values of compassion, community, respect and excellence.

Helping Hand can also liaise with funeral homes to arrange Helping Hand donation envelopes for the service.  Families will be notified of all the donations that have been received. 

Entertainment Book

The Entertainment Book is now completely digital and still offers fantastic deals for dining out, travelling, cinema tickets, car rentals and so much more. 

20% of every membership purchased through Helping Hand goes directly into our fundraising activities.  

To support Helping Hand and purchase an Entertainment membership CLICK HERE

 

Read more on our website about our current fundraising campaigns and to make a donation: http://www.helpinghand.org.au/about-us/donate/ 

Work with us

We have some of South Australia’s most talented people helping us to shape the future of aged care, and we want you to join us. We’re proud of the caring, engaged and thoughtful staff in our organisation – this pride comes from knowing we are genuinely making a difference to the lives of those around us.

If you’d like to join us and make a difference to the lives of older South Australians, please apply for any of the roles we currently have available on our website.

Volunteer with us

Volunteers play a vital role in supporting and enriching the lives of older people. It is a chance to form strong friendships and be valued for what you do. You can also learn new skills and build on the ones you have.

There are many opportunities for volunteering at Helping Hand in our residential care homes or through our home and community care programs across Adelaide and regional South Australia. To apply for specific volunteer roles we currently have available, visit our page on Seek Volunteering.

If you didn’t find anything there that interests you, but you’d still like to volunteer with Helping Hand, please phone us on 1300 653 600 or fill in our Volunteer Application Form, and a Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch.

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