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. Search for Home Care Melbourne and Home Care Victoria.
What is Home Care?
Home Care can help elderly people by providing part-time services such as housework, meal preparation, health care et cetera. To determine to what extent of Home Care is needed, the individual needs to be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT or ACAS in Victoria) which in most cases will be free. They will determine the level of Home Care Package that will be appropriate.
Home Care services can include:
- 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
- Assistance with oxygen and/or enteral feeding
Home Care in Melbourne
If you live in the Melbourne area, then please note the ACAT assessments are referred to as ACAS (Aged Care Assessment Services) in Victoria.
Home Care services can be found in all Melbourne regions. Home Care Packages are available. You can search for Home Care Melbourne.
What are the costs? Government vs. Private Providers
You can view the current value of Home Care Packages by clicking 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 can vary. We recommend discussing this with each individual provider.
Find out more: Your Guide to Home Care
Private Providers and Not-for-Profit Organisations
There are also private providers which are sometimes in conjunction with government programs, however hourly rates do apply. Not-for-profit organisations may also provide Home Care and therefore with a charitable reduction.
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Article posted:Jun 8, 2019 Category: Home Care Services (Home Care Packages and Private Home Care)