mecwacare Acquires Additional Home Care Packages

on the Wednesday, February 8, 2017

mecwacare recently announced that they have acquired an additional 155 Home Care Packages across two regions of Melbourne.

The Melbourne-based aged care and home care provider now has an additional 125 Home Care Packages (Levels 1-4) in the City of Greater Dandenong and 30 Home Care Packages (Level 2) in the City of Bayside.

The aims of mecwacare Home Care Packages are to help both older people and people with disabilities to keep living at home, and to introduce more choice and flexibility for those receiving care at home.

Home Care Packages range through four levels, from basic care to high care, and clients can make choices about the type and delivery of their services. mecwacare’s Home Care Package staff work to integrate each health and wellbeing service to provide quality care that is tailored to meet client needs with the flexibility to vary as needs change.

mecwacare Home Care Packages offer flexible, in-home assistance to elderly clients who have been assessed as requiring low-level care and support, or to those who require more advanced assistance to remain in their own home.

Services can be tailored to meet individual needs, and may include:

  • High-level care
  • Nursing and allied health services as required
  • Home help, including meal preparation
  • Transport to appointments, shopping, social activities
  • Case management
  • Emergency 24 hour on-call assistance
  • Medication management
  • Emergency in-home respite
  • Consumables such as continence supplies and wound care products
  • Respite care
  • Equipment and technology
  • Gardening
  • Remedial massage

This growth is part of mecwacare’s expansion of their Home Care Package program ahead of changes coming in February which will allow consumers more freedom to choose their Home Care Packages provider.

Click here to find out more about mecwacare’s residential aged care and home care services.

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