In home Care – What is available?

Most elderly Australians prefer living in the comfort of their homes, keeping friends, family and loved ones nearby. However, with life experience catching up to them, special needs arise. The need for extra care increases to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

In-home care services are meant to help maintain own independence and reduce the need for potentially unwanted admission into a live in residential care.

Available home-based care services include

  • Basic home maintenance
  • Cleaning services
  • Getting dressed
  • Grocery shopping assistance
  • In-home nursing care
  • Meal delivery services
  • Meal preparation
  • Podiatry
  • Showering
  • Social support
  • Transport to and from appointments and social outings

The Commonwealth Home Support Program is at the heart of home help services in some states in and around Australia. If the need for a higher lever support service is required, you may be eligible for a Home Care Package designed to confer with your living style, condition, and requirements.

The Consumer Directed Care model is the umbrella that offers home care services, translating to more choice and flexibility regarding choosing the best and most suitable home help provider, managing government assistance funds (if you are eligible for state funding).

If you are in need of accessing home support services immediately and don’t need financial assistance, you can start getting the help you need today!