Immediate help and support at home.
Our Private Home Care services offer a simple and straightforward way to get help when you need it. Unlike government-funded alternatives, there are no assessments, waiting periods, or subsidies required for Private Home Care services. Getting started with Private Home Care is easy. Simply contact us, and we’ll tailor a solution to you. You can start receiving help immediately.
When should I purchase Private Home Care?
- If you’re waiting for an assessment or funding approval, and need support in the interim
- If you have some funding but need additional help and wish to top up your services
- If you’re going home after a stay in hospital and need assistance to manage at home
- If you need short-term respite care or companionship while your usual carer is away
- If you’d prefer not to apply for government-funded Home Care, but need assistance
- If you’re not eligible for government-funded Home Care but would benefit from the help
The benefits of Private Care Management
If you need more than 1 – 2 Private Home Care services, there are significant benefits to you in purchasing Private Care Management. Over time, it can be tricky to ensure the services you use to continue to meet your needs whilst providing good value for money. Your Care Manager assists you in many ways, including sourcing high-quality services that meet your needs and fit your budget.
Advantages of Care Management
Private Home Care Services
Personal Care - Services to help you perform daily tasks.
For example, our Carers can help you with:
- Bathing and showering
- Using the toilet
- Dressing and undressing
- Medication reminders
- Getting in and out of bed
Help With Meals - Services that ensure you continue to eat well.
- Home delivery meals (see MiMeals)
- Assistance from a Carer with meal preparation according to dietary needs
- Help from a Carer to use eating utensils
Help At Home - Services to maintain a clean and tidy home
- House cleaning
- Making beds
- Washing and drying clothes
- Grocery shopping
- Lawn maintenance
- Garden care
Keeping Safe & Fit - Services to maintain your mobility and overall wellbeing
- Our Strength and Balance Program reduces the risk of falls in the home.
- Fall detectors and personal alarms, and services that monitor these devices
- A Carer assisting with walking and exercising, and providing company during these activities
Transportation - Services to take you places.
For example, our Carers can take you to:
- Medical appointments, shops, post office, library, hairdresser, etc.
- Meet up with friends and family or attend group social engagements
- Attend exercise classes
Social Support - Services to keep you connected.
- A Carer visiting the home to provide social company (e.g. have friendly conversations, play games or puzzles, accompany to community activities, reminisce stories of the past, enjoy cooking or gardening together, etc.)
- Social support groups
Respite for private Carers (e.g. friends and family) while they take a break. Respite services may include a variety of supports such as personal care and companionship services.
Health Care - Services and at-home help to treat and monitor medical conditions
- Nursing care
- Specialized care for particular conditions, such as dementia
- Allied Health services (such as podiatry, physiotherapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy)
- Care Management
Some Allied Health services may be claimable on your Private Health Insurance.
Assistive Aids - Aids and services that support your independence and safety
- Aids that assist in the performance of daily living tasks, such as shower chairs, commodes, walking frames, mechanical lifting devices, slide sheets, sheepskins, tri-pillows, pressure-relieving mattresses
- Provision of aids that assist with communication, such as picture cards or resources in other languages
- Assistance from a Carer to using supportive aids and technology
- Services of an interpreter where there is a language barrier
- Video conferencing and digital technology to increase timely access to care
Continence Care -Funding will pay for products and services to manage continence
- Continence assessments with a nurse
- Continence aids and equipment such as disposable pads, commode chairs, bedpans and urinals, and catheter and urinary drainage appliances
- Stomal therapy
- Assistance from a Carer in using continence aids