If you or someone you know is not ready to leave their home, but feels the need for some help which is commonly found at residential care facilities, then Home Care may be an option.
What is Home Care?
Home Care can help seniors by providing part-time services such as meal preparation, housework and heath care among other services.
Firstly the individual needs to be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) to determine what extent of Home Care is needed. It is most likely that this assessment will be free.
This assessment will determine the level of Home Care Package required, depending on care needs.
Home care services can include:
- Allied health care
- Registered nurse care
- Transport to appointments
- Personal care
- Assistance with enteral feeding and/or oxygen
- Social support
- Laundry and cleaning
- personal hygiene
- social activities and/or gardening
- food preparation
Home Care in Brisbane
Home Care can be found in all Brisbane regions. Home Care Packages are available. You can search for Home Care Brisbane using our comprehensive online directory.
Where can I get an ACAT (Aged Care Assessment Team) assessment?
ACATs can be organised by your GP or by calling My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.
What are the costs? Government vs. Private Providers
Home Care Packages are funded by the government. To find out the current value of packages, click on the links below:
- Level 1: basic level care needs
- Level 2: low level care needs
- Level 3: intermediate level care needs
- Level 4: high level care needs
Fees charged by Private Providers do vary. We recommend getting in contact with providers directly to discuss.
Private Providers and Not-for-Profit Organisations
There are also private providers which are sometimes used in conjunction with government programs, however houlyl rates do apply. Not-for-profit organisations may also provide Home Care and therefore with a charitable reduction.
Find out more about Home Care Packages: Your Guide to Home Care
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Article posted:Jun 20, 2019 Category: Home Care Services (Home Care Packages and Private Home Care)