January, 2019January, 2019
Most Australians want to live in their own home and retain their independence as they get older. Moving into a residential aged care facility can be a daunting prospect as it is an entirely new environment from the home you’ve lived in for decades.
Below are some of the biggest benefits of selecting in-home care.
>> Comfort of Your Own Home
People tend to feel more comfortable in their own home. A change of environment can be stressful and take time to adjust.
Home care allows you to access the services you need while enjoying familiar surroundings, whether that’s help with cleaning around the house or with medication management. If there is ever an issue with the home care services you are receiving, it’s easy to change carers or service providers.
>> Personalised Care
We each need help with different aspects of our life as we get older. Some people may need assistance with regular household chores or need transport while others need social support when feeling isolated.
Home care services are packaged to suit your circumstances. Under a Home Care Package, the worker or workers who comes into your home are focused solely on you as opposed to multiple residents in an aged care home. This offers a chance to build a better connection with the care worker and receive personalised services.
By assisting you in areas where you need just a little bit of help, you can generally retain your independence for a longer period. A carer will only come to your house to help with tasks you may find more challenging on your own.
As part of your Home Care Package, you can also receive funding to add daily living aids to your home to make life easier. This can include ramps, grab rails in your bathroom or other mobility equipment to help make getting around easier.
>> Peace of mind for family
Family members tend to become the primary caregivers as relatives get older, especially when an older person in resistant to entering an aged care facility. Caring for an older parent, spouse or other family members can be stressful and overwhelming, especially when there are health issues and safety risks involved.
Home care can help to mitigate these risks and make things easier on the family. Your family can know that you are in good hands with professional support.
Home care is generally more affordable than moving into a residential facility as you are only paying for the services you need when you need them. Government funding available under a Home Care Package can significantly assist with covering these costs.
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With offices in South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and the ACT, we can help older Australians across the country. Get in touch today to find out more about our aged care services.