What is Home Care?
If you or someone you know is considering moving into residential aged care but are not ready to leave their home, then Home Care may be an appropriate alternative.
Begin your search for Home Care in Canberra and Home Care in the Australian Capital Territory.
Home Care can help elderly people by providing part-time services such as housework, meal preparation and health care. To determine to what extent of Home Care is needed, the individual needs to be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) which in most cases will be free.
They will place the individual into one of four categories:
- Level 1 - basic care needs
- Level 2 - low level care needs
- Level 3 - intermediate care needs
- Level 4 - high level care needs
Home Care services may assist with:
- Cleaning and laundry
- Food preparation
- Personal hygiene
- Gardening and/or social activities
- Registered nurse care
- Allied health care
- Personal care
- Transport to appointments
- Social support
Home Care in Canberra
Home Care is a relatively new service in the aged care industry, but can be found in all Canberra regions. You can begin your search for Home Care in Canberra here.
What are the costs?
The ACAT assessments are free of charge but you may be required to pay a fee in order to receive home care services.
Government Home Care Packages
Each package level (1, 2, 3, & 4) is funded at different amounts paid by the Australian Government to the service provider that delivers care and services to you.
Private Providers and Not-for-Profit Organisations
There are also private providers which are sometimes in conjunction with government programs, however commercial rates do apply. Not-for-profit organisations may also provide Home Care and therefore with a charitable reduction.
You can search for home care packages and services by state, suburb, care type or provider name.