Help At Home – What To Expect When Choosing In Home Care

This article was written to help you make an informed decision and determine whether care at home is a suitable option for your retirement. As you read on, you may have some questions regarding home care or other aged care services. Our team is always here to assist you with your retirement planning. Please don’t hesitate to request a free consultation with our experienced team.

As you get older, living at home independently can become increasingly challenging. If doing the things you used to do on your own are becoming more difficult, in home care can provide the assistance you need to continue living independently.

Asking someone for additional help doesn’t mean you have to give up your independence; in fact, it’s quite the opposite. Getting a little help with daily activities means you can stay independent in your own home for longer. A little support from an experienced carer can lead to a much healthier and less stressful lifestyle.

In home care can be personalised to your individual needs. It may mean getting help with your weekly shopping and cooking. Or it could be receiving personal care to bath, dress, and get in and out of bed. It may even mean getting modifications to improve your safety and movement around the house.

In home care can enable you to continue to live independently in the comfort of your own home for as long as possible.

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What kind of services can you expect?

At CareGivers, we provide a wide range of home care services that can be completely customised to meet your individual needs.

This may include:

Meals and other food services

Help to ensure you continue to eat well, for example:

  • meal delivery
  • assistance with food preparation

Personal care services

Help to maintain your personal hygiene and grooming, for example:

  • taking medication
  • getting in and out of bed

Nursing care services

If you have existing medical conditions, we can help you stay safe with additional help.

  • Allied health / therapy services
  • Help to maintain movement and mobility, for example:
  • podiatry
  • occupational therapy
  • physiotherapy

Specialised support services

Help for people with a particular condition, e.g. poor vision, dementia, heart conditions, etc.

To ensure you stay safe in your own home, we can assist your further with these home care services.

  • Domestic assistance
  • Help to keep your living space clean and liveable, for example:
  • general house cleaning
  • clothes washing and ironing
  • shopping

Home maintenance services

Help to keep your home and garden in a safe condition, for example:

  • fixing uneven flooring
  • installing a security light
  • clearing the yard of debris

Home modification services

Help to increase or maintain your ability to move around your home, for example:

  • grab rails
  • ramps
  • accessible bathroom redesign

Goods, equipment and assistive technology

Help with mobility, communication, reading, and personal care limitations, for example:

  • robotic vacuum cleaners
  • shower chairs
  • walking frames

An important part of age care is keeping you connected in the community and helping to you to keep an active social life. Our carers can assist you with that, too.

Transport services

Help to get you out and about to appointments and community activities, for example:

  • driver service
  • travel vouchers and subsidies

Social support services

Help to remain social and take part in community life, for example:

  • in-home social calls
  • phone and internet communication services
  • group social activities

If you would like to have a chat to our team about your individual needs, you can click here to request a free consultation.

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