It is more common than not, that most elderly people would choose to stay in their homes for as long as possible, before moving into residential aged care. However certain aged care services may be required before that person is ready to make a permanent move, such as food preparation, house work or medication. That’s why Home Care is available in the aged care industry.
What is Home Care?
The idea of Home Care is to provide the elderly with these part-time services, with the aged care worker coming to the patient rather than the other way around. If this is an alternative that you or someone you know would be interested in, then an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) assessment will need to be performed, this should be at no cost to you. This assessment will help determine which (if any) Home Care Package you are eligible for. Home Care Packages are funded by the government.
Home Care services can include:
- personal hygiene
- cleaning and laundry
- preparation of food
- social activities
- personal care
- registered nurse care
- social support
- allied health care
- assistance with oxygen and/or enteral feeding
- transport to appointments
Home Care in Hobart
To find Home Care services in Hobart you can search for Home Care in Hobart using our comprehensive online directory.
Home Care services can be found in most Hobart regions.
F.A.Q’s (Frequently Asked Questions) and More Information:
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
You can view the current values of Home Care Packages (Level 1-4) by clicking on the links below:
There are currently four levels of Home Care Packages:
- 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 can vary. We recommend getting in contact directly with providers to discuss.
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Article posted:Jun 1, 2019 Category: Home Care Services (Home Care Packages and Private Home Care)