Over the past decade, Home Care has become an increasingly popular choice for aged care support. This was reinforced in August 2020 at The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety which heard that, due to COVID-19, people would most likely continue to prefer to stay in their homes as they age, and do all they can to avoid admission to residential care.
How does Home Care work?
In-home aged care (Home Care) provides support for you to continue living independently in your home for as long as possible. This is often a great first step for an older person who needs some support but is reluctant to leave their home and move into residential care. Accept Care specialises in Home Care services, and can help with things like personal care, transport, food, shopping, housework, physio, social activities, and modifications to your home.
Five of the greatest benefits of choosing Home Care are:
1. Home is where the heart is
People tend to feel happier and more comfortable at home – where they can continue to live in their familiar surrounds, with just a little more help.
With Home Care, life can really continue as usual without disruption, or the stress or adjustment period that can accompany a change of environment.
By seeking a little help in areas where you need it, you can generally retain your independence, and stay living in your own home for longer.
A carer will come to your house to assist with a range of tasks you might find challenging on your own.
Modifications may also be made to your home using your Home Care Package funding, to make your life a bit easier. Things like ramps, shower rails or other mobility aids may assist to help you move safely around your home.
3. Personalised Care
Everyone has different needs and lifestyle requirements, so the way Home Care funding is spent varies from person to person – it is really important that your Care Plan is tailored to you, to meet your individual needs.
The carer or carers you choose to work for you are coming to your home to support you, and only you, as opposed to multiple residents in an aged care home. This really allows you to build a connection with your care worker and receive personalised services. You have a say in what help you receive from the vast range of services on offer, and when you receive it.
4. Peace of mind
Many families find it hard to provide the appropriate amount of care for their parents themselves for a variety of reasons – geographic distance, caring for young children, work commitments to name a few. Home Care is designed to be there when you can’t be, so your parents can continue to live independently, happily and healthily in their own home.
Accept Care’s Home Care support can include a huge variety of services, such as shopping, cooking meals, assistance with personal care and daily living tasks, home maintenance, home nursing visits, transport and social supports as well as physio, massage, even coordinating hair and beauty visits, holidays and travel!
It is amazing how having a little help and support can restore confidence, independence, emotional well-being and peace of mind – for your parents, and for you.
The good news is that living independently in your own home and receiving support via a Home Care Package is significantly more cost-effective than residential aged care.
Home Care Packages are subsidised by the Government – how much is subsidised depends on your individual financial circumstances. You may be asked to contribute, but these contributions are capped.
Read more about Accept Care’s Home Care Packages and what they might cost.
Accept Care’s Home Care Services
Find out how Accept Care can help you or your loved ones remain at home, living independently, for as long as possible. Contact us or call us on 08 8251 5186 to discuss the services we can provide, and how we tailor our services to your needs. For more information on the Home Care Package download our Home Care Package Overview by clicking the button below.
*Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 1997, 2018-