CARE AND COMFORT FOR OLDER JEWISH VICTORIANS

Families in our state’s Jewish communities will have peace of mind that their elderly loved ones are getting the care they need, under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government.

This year Jewish Care celebrates its 170th anniversary. To commemorate this, Minister for Ageing Martin Foley announced today that only a re-elected Labor Government will commit $625,000 to Jewish Care Victoria to go towards upgrading and renovating their aged care facilities.

This commitment will help ensure older Jewish Victorians receive the care and comfort they deserve, while also giving their families peace of mind.

We all want our elderly loved ones to stay at home as long as possible. But sometimes, due to illness or injury, it’s just not possible. It’s why providing tailored aged care services are so important.

Aged care dedicated to multicultural communities can make all the difference in helping older Victorians feel at home.

From offering traditional foods to celebrating traditional holidays, these facilities ensure that older generations remain connected to their roots.

Jewish Care Victoria facilities have their own synagogue and a dedicated rabbi to assist with the regular celebration of Jewish holidays, Jewish culture, tradition, and values.

Under the previous Liberal Government, public aged care beds were set to be privatised, hurting older Victorians and their loved ones.

Only Labor recognises the vast contribution of older Jewish Victorians and is willing to make the investments that really matter.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Ageing Martin Foley MP

“Our older generations have given us so much – it’s only fitting we make sure they get the care and dignity they deserve in their later years.”

Quotes attributable to Labor Candidate for Prahran Neil Pharaoh 

 “For 170 years Jewish Care has been giving the Victorian Jewish community the support and care they need—and Labor’s investment will help that continue.”

Quotes attributable to Labor Candidate for Caulfield Sorinna Grasso 

“Families want their elderly loved ones to stay at home as long as possible. But if home care is no longer an option, we’ll make sure loved ones still get the care and compassion they deserve.”